Modostudio shared with us their winning project in an invited competition which challenged participants to design a building able to host the activities of the foundation. It will be located on the top of a mountain facing the valley towards Bozen. The site has a spectacular panoramic view and an amazing surrounding. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The project wants to preserve the environment using the same footprint of the existing buildings which will be demolished once the construction will start. It will host a glasshouse for experimental plants, researcher’s room, a refectory and other spaces to support the foundation activities.
The design wants to express the tension generated from the particular site and from the specific functions of the foundation building. A tension generated from the relation between the indoor spaces and the outdoor environment, between the traditions of the site and the innovation of the foundation research, between the space for working and for living. The project wants to protect its guests from the particular climatic conditions but at the same time to take advantages from the spectacular surroundings and environment.
The design will also take into account sustainability. Most of the used material will be recovered from the demolishing buildings and an innovative photovoltaic and solar system will be experimented for the first time. In addition, the building will be Klimahouse certified.
Architect: Modostudio Location: Laives, Italy Design team: Fabio Cibinel, Roberto Laurenti, Giorgio Martocchia Client: Elisabeth and Helmut Uhl foundation Phase: Architectural restricted competition-winning project Area: 1.150 sqm Year: 2009 Consultants: KHing Knippers Helbig Beratende Ingenieure Consulting Engineers