The structure has been designed in prefabricated reinforced concrete to be dry-assembled, while the outside has been designed to offer the highest energy performance (Class A4). The building facade is composed of large aluminum windows and a system of adjustable sunshades in microperforated aluminum that characterize the aesthetic-technological aspect. This system will be managed by smart sensors that will allow to regulate the natural lighting and to optimize the thermal comfort inside the building. The outside maximum customization makes it easier to reconfigure it in case of changes in interior spaces without resorting to major transformations.
The building has a rectangular shape with plan dimensions of 73.8 m x 15.6 m and will be realized as a single structural body. The first three bays on the building North side are three floors above ground with a height of about 12 m while the remaining bays are two floors with a height of about 8.20 m. The horizontal structures will be made of prefabricated elements (pre-stressed binervated tiles), except for some limited areas near the stairwells that will be cast in place.
The photovoltaic generator placed on the roof will have a power of 48kW and will be composed of 120 crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules with a power of 400Wp and a total area of 212.16 square meters. The electrical system main design criteria were: safety, functionality, energy saving and low management and maintenance costs. The building will be equipped with a KNX home automation system and it will be possible to manage and supervise the entire normal and security lighting system, the technical alarms of the electrical panels, the security systems, the opening of the brise-soleil.
The new buildings design is based on an complete information model (Building Information Modelling): all the information are functional to the preparation of the Final Design, with detail level 'LOD C' (according to UNI 11337).