"36 The Calls" design competition ..











Office building 36-The Calls" Arch.Flavio Cucina

The building is composed of six levels and mainly used for the office spaces ;quality of natural illumination, energy saving, traditional materials and reasonable low costs are the guideline of the project .

Steel for the main structure and wood for part of the flooring as in the local use are the main materials; terracotta brise soleil are also well integrated with the surrounding docks realized in bricks .

At level 1 to 4 there are open space offices and all the services are located at the western side in order to better capture the light inside the offices . Apart from the main staircase located next to the elevator , there is a second open staircase connecting all levels with a vertical cut from the sky light to the ground floor and bringing additional natural light into the building . A conference room oriented towards south is located on each of the floors .

Roof plan contains the sky light as well as the system to collect the solar energy .






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Team: F.Cucina - J.Stopper - R.Ghezzi


"Climate energy concept" M.Arch.Jochen Stopper

Facade: Thermal optimized facade with reduced transmission losses. Windows with U-Value 0.4 W/m ² K and opaque breast with U-Value 0.15 W/m ² K.

Shading and Photovoltaic: Optimized Photovoltaic (slope: 37°, south; ca. 3300 kWh/a) as shading device and renewable energy source. Electricity used for operating heat pump. Additional shading devices for summer sunlight. Indirect sunlight (north) as daylight source.

Heating: Ground water heat pump using river as renewable energy source. Amount of Electricity from Photovoltaic. Floor heating.

Ventilation: Mechanical ventilation with heat exchanger (CO 2 less than 1500 ppm guaranteed). Approximately 85% of the indoor temperature will be recovered and used to heat up the fresh air (approximately 30 50% energy saving potential).