CREDITS: 1.00 LU/HSW/SD
The course considers a landmark sustainability-compliant architectural project in one of Europe’s major on-going urban vitalisation schemes. Course material includes an explanatory text, many pictures, a series of technical drawings and sketches, a construction-detail, and climate-control cross-section drawing. These provide a complete overview of the project, and the technologies and materials used, with particular focus on the energy-saving benefits achieved.
On completion of the course, you will be able to evaluate the energy-efficient measures implemented in this contemporary building, and apply this knowledge in your own practice.
- Identify the sustainable technologies used in the Marco Polo Tower that earned the 2010 Cannes MIPIM First Prize Award in the “Residential Developments” category.
- Analyze the new structural-frame and infill materials used, with particular reference to the heat and acoustic insulation gains achieved at low energy cost.
- Illustrate, on the basis of the climate-control cross-section and construction-detail drawings, how sustainability in the form of energy savings has been achieved.
- Assess how interior and exteriors interrelate, including the way balconies and terraces have been used with other sun-screening devices to shield the interiors from direct solar exposure.