Museum of Tomorrow

Discover how IMI Hydronic was able to deliver tomorrow’s sustainable solutions today.

The Project

The Museum of Tomorrow is a science museum in the city Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that expands over 15’000 sqm. Thanks to some of IMI Hydronic energy efficient solutions and hydronic advance, this project has won a prestigious MIPIM award for ‘Best Innovative Green Building’ which recognises how the Museum of Tomorrow is helping to set new standards for sustainability and energy efficiency.

The MIPIM (Le Marché International des Professionnels d'Immobilier) is one of the world’s premier international real estate events, is held in Cannes and attracts the most influential players from all sectors of the property industry.

The Challenge

The museum uses a forward-thinking combination of solar power and deep waters from the nearby Guanbara Bay to drastically reduce the energy needed to effectively cool the building. It’s an innovative, eye-catching construction that uses solar spines and fan-like skylights to increase energy efficiency and adapt to changing environmental conditions.

The Solution

IMI Hydronic Brazil has been involved in the project since its inception in 2010. Working closely with consultants appointed by the Rio city government, Rodrigo Rochedo, Commercial Manager for IMI Hydronic Brazil, highlighted the energy-saving benefits and overall suitability of a range of IMI products for the project, from balancing valves and DP controllers, to pressure maintenance vessels and water make-up solutions.

IMI Hydronic Engineering also provided extensive system balancing and pressurisation training, backed up with ongoing support that helped the consultant engineers achieve maximum HVAC efficiency. This contributed significantly to the building’s overall goal of being up to 40% more efficient than comparable developments.

"This project was very important for IMI", said Rodrigo Rochedo. "It clearly shows that we have the solutions developers need to create the sustainable buildings of tomorrow. It’s also a great example of how we work closely with multiple project stakeholders to highlight what we have to offer. We’re really proud to have played a part in developing this architectural icon, the award really is the icing on the cake."

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