New H-Campus Educational Pole
Place: Roncade (TV)
Customer: Fondo Cà Tron H-Campus Finint SGR S.p.a.
Architect: Tera Srl – Arch. Mariano Zanon
RHSP – Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Year: 2016 – 2017
Surface: 28.000 m²
“H-Campus” project represents a unique example in the Italian panorama of an integrated structure for teaching and educational activities, based on the use of digital technologies. It is located in an area of about 30 hectares in the heart of the Sile river natural park, in the municipality of Roncade (Treviso).
The project includes 13 new “low intensity” structures developed on a maximum of two levels, structured in several “clusters”; a widespread architecture surrounded by greenery, which represents both the connective and structural system of the project.
By combining traditional materials, shapes and architecture with new construction technologies, the intervention will have a positive impact on the environment, being energy self-sufficient and exploiting new techniques of sustainable mobility.
Thanks to the availability of solar radiation throughout the year and the completely flat layout of the roofs of the buildings, H-Campus adopts photovoltaic systems that make the intervention substantially neutral from an environmental point of view, thus going beyond the concept of NZEB (Nearly Zero Energy Building) and going in the direction of regenerative buildings that not only do not produce an impact on the environment but even produce more than they consume.
The teaching structure offers an integrated system with a complete study cycle with two schools: the International School – which includes the education dedicated to the youngest students up to the high school diploma – and the Digital Transformation School which is the university school of the International Bachelor (BA) followed by the Master in Management (MiM) and the post-graduate Master Executive.
The library, designed by RSHP – Rogers-Stirk Harbour + Partners studio, represents the core of the entire complex, a structure immersed in nature with a sloping green roof that becomes a natural open-air theatre.
The system solutions are oriented towards reducing consumption, limiting emissions into the atmosphere and maximising the use of renewable sources: in particular the use of multi-purpose heat pumps coupled with geothermal probes for the production of energy fluids for heating and cooling.