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Italy’s Vertikale Climbing Gym is Clad in an Intelligent Facade That Eliminates the Need for Cooling

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On November 19, 2012 @ 1:00 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,Design,Gallery,Green Building | No Comments

Martin Mutschlechner, StadtLABOR, Vertikale, Wolfgang Meraner Architekt, climbing gym, intelligent facade, high performance facade, daylighting [1]

Vertikale Climbing Gym [2] is located in a prominent location adjacent to Brixen’s town square and a municipal park. The almost cubic building measures 20 m long, 16 m wide, and 15.7 m high and it’s clad in a high-tech facade. Wolfgang Meraner Architekt [3] and Martin Mutschlechner [4] of StadtLABOR [5] designed the building with aid from Transsolar [6]. The semi-transparent design provides a great visual connection with the outdoors and the urban space.

This multi-layered facade works to provide natural daylighting during the day while minimizing solar heat gain and keeping the interior cool. The building also features an energy-efficient climate control system that makes use of natural ventilation, high thermal mass and a geothermal system that eliminates the need for mechanical cooling. At night, people on the outside can get a clear view of the action inside and will hopefully be inspired to check out the gym.

+ Wolfgang Meraner Architekt [3]

+ StadtLABOR [5]

+ Vertikale Climbing Gym [2]

Via Architizer [7]

Images ┬ęG.R.Wett

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/italys-vertikale-climbing-gym-is-clad-in-an-intelligent-facade-that-eliminates-the-need-for-cooling/vertikale-wolfgang-meraner-architekt-1/

[2] Vertikale Climbing Gym: http://www.vertikale.it/index.php?id=33

[3] Wolfgang Meraner Architekt: http://www.archmeraner.it/

[4] Martin Mutschlechner: http://stadtlabor.org/

[5] StadtLABOR: http://www.stadtlabor.org/

[6] Transsolar: http://www.transsolar.com/index.htm

[7] Architizer: http://www.architizer.com/en_us/blog/dyn/62423/new-climbing-center-in-northern-italy-brings-the-dolomite-mountains-indoors/

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