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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,gallery,Sustainable Building | No Comments
Vertikale Climbing Gym  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  and Martin Mutschlechner  of StadtLABOR  designed the building with aid from Transsolar . 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.
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