New owner of the building, Belgrade-based branch
office of Stattwerk from Stuttgart, has recently published that the building is
not going to become a five-star hotel as previously announced but
What distinguishes this building from other ones in Belgrade is the idea of Stattwerk for entire building from the outside to wrap with plants so Serbian capital could get the first building with green facades.
According to company's website, their objective is to offer "different," greener" vision of working and living space, as well as urban planning of the city". As they say, "they want each of their projects to be thoroughly ecological and to contribute to raising the environmental awareness of people and local communities."
The plan is to find a sales salon for electric vehicles in the building, as well as office space for green companies, start-ups and organizations.
For the time being, it can be found out at their website, in cooperation with Gras Garden from Belgrade, a test "green wall" was installed that will enable efficient use of water necessary for maintenance of greenery in the first building with green facades in Serbia.
This "green wall" is made of light panels produced in line with the latest technology from the finest polycarbonate materials resistant to UV radiation. To maintain green wall, Smart Garden Hub - smart irrigation system of Israeli company GreenIQ was used, it uses Internet through application to control time and schedule of irrigation by using local weather information and thus saving up to 50% water consumption for irrigation.
The building will also have a rainwater collection system which will later be used as technical water, as well as solar panels and wind turbines with vertical axis of rotation for the production of electricity. There will also be piezoelectric floors, which will convert kinetic energy into electricity.