The Bangladeshi power distribution company’s new corporate headquarters will be built not far from the capital’s airport and overlooking the Buriganga River, which runs through Dhaka. The company attaches great importance to the building’s sustainability in terms of climate protection and energy efficiency. This is especially evident in the low-emissivity glazing and the vertical slats on the facade, which not only provide solar protection, but also prevent excessive heat radiation. A photovoltaic system on the roofs of the buildings and recycling of wastewater also help to reduce water and energy consumption. The Drees & Sommer engineering experts are contributing their expertise from the areas of Facade Engineering, Energy Consulting, and Building Services Engineering to provide Desco with comprehensive advice and to implement the project in accordance with the customer’s wishes. The short construction time frame is a special challenge.
The new Desco headquarters – comprising two twelve-storey buildings – was designed by a consortium of two architectural firms, Synthesis Architects and Roofliners Studio of Architecture. The pedestrian bridges connecting the two complexes offer a splendid view of the city and are to be landscaped, providing a healthy environment for employees to relax. The design of the building is also open and user-friendly in other respects: Plans include planted terraces, a courtyard open to the public, attractive lounge areas, and water features in the building’s interior. The glass facade with windows extending down to the floor also means that the new buildings will be flooded with natural light, ensuring a pleasant work environment. In addition to one-person offices, employees also have multi zones and large conference rooms at their disposal.