Housing | Rovigo
The social housing project for Ater di Rovigo, a non-profit real estate developer, is the result of a design competition won in 2007, in which the forces and ideas of a young group of enthusiastic graduates eager to experiment were abundant. The competition entry proposed a small neighborhood of 28 small- and medium-sized residences, for elderly people and young couples, based on a modular and flexible compositional, planimetric and structural scheme. Within this project a profund expertise regarding the use of cross-laminated timber (XLam technology) was build up through collaboration with companies and consultants. It was an experimental arrangement fundamental to develop a know-how used in many further 593 Studio projects. The planimetric system tries to establish a neighborhood according to the home project models developed by INA in the 1950s and ´60s. The characteristic element composing the facades of the buildings are the projecting terraces with solar panels as a fixed sun protection, serving as bioclimatic greenhouses for the living areas of the housing. The whole project was designed to achieve optimal energy consumption rates well beyond class A. Certain aspects of the proposed solution, like the overall modularity, the planimetric and distributive flexibility have been applied to other buildings, also for other companies of Social Housing in Veneto.