'Treviso 2' Complex - Former Appiani Area
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‘Treviso 2’ Complex – Former Appiani Area

Place: Treviso
Customer: Appiani 1 S.r.l. (concept and preliminary design) – Consorzio Treviso Maggiore (detaild design and site supervision assistance)
Architect: Arch. Mario Botta
Year: 2004 – 2013
Surface: 71.000 m²

The Complex, called ‘Treviso 2’, stands on an area once occupied by the ceramics factory founded by Graziano Appiani. After the dismission of the activity,  the area became a place of strong heavy degradation and abandonment.

The peculiar location with respect to the historical center, has led to identify this site as the future center of the city’s institutions – another name of the complex is in fact “Citadel of Authorities”.

The complex consists of a four-storey building for commercial and administrative activities overlooking the main pedestrian entrance; two central eight-storey buildings for residential purposes and four radial eight-storey buildings with the main city institutions.The area is also provided with a large underground parking lot for almost 2.000 car parks.

It has been also realized an auditorium with more than 500 seats and a small chapel.

From the systems solutions point of view, the buildings have been designed with advanced design technology criteria, paying close attention to the study of the building envelope for both energy and acoustic purposes – especially in residential units – allowing the achievement of the highest energy certifications.

The complex is strongly oriented towards environmental sustainability and adopts the ATES “Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage” technology, which provides the use of reversible groundwater heat pumps for generating both hot water for winter heating and chilled water for summer air conditioning.


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