Coral House is a mixed-use building in Geneva, Switzerland, designed by Group8. It has 58 residential units and 2 floors of commercial units. It provides eye-catching views as it is completed with colorful motorized fabric blinds for its windows. It also has green construction and also adopts green design principles.
To achieve sustainability, the building also adopts several green house design concepts, especially for the energy. To minimalize energy cost, heating and cooling system are taken from geothermal system. The air circulation is also controlled. The energy loss is recovered using heat exchanger system. The use of a high energy standard allowed use to obtain 10 % additional net surface, compared to what was requested by the neighborhood plan. The construction is also has good streght, and meets the stringent seismic codes on level E code.