chapter  9
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The Albatros, Den Helder,The Netherlands

The application of insulation to the original building, either inside or out, would have resulted in many thermal bridges, for example where internal partitions meet the external wall and where the balcony meets the external wall. This suggested that the insulation of the facade should be based on a second skin applied over the existing skin and supported by the existing balcony structure.The change of use to offices, with increased occupancy density compared with residential use, underlined the need for good daylighting and energy efficient ventilation.