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Cambini Fossati Swimming Centre, capturing the city experience

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Sport&Leisure  /  Completed
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The building is a highly urban edifice that creates an intense relationship with its context. It captures, with its abundant windows, the images that represents the most common background of our city experience. It does not disown its context. Rather, it frames these “hum-drum” views within its great mirror windows, conferring on the vistas of crude outskirts the nobility of an image exhibited to immortalize the urban scene.

The same architectural theme is also developed in the internal space which, in order to capture the façades of the surrounding condominiums, opens its views onto the park, transporting stretches of the outskirts inside the swimming area.

The new Cambini swimming centre in Milan, in the Rottole zone in the north-eastern outskirts of the city, was designed as a place of sociality, integration and a tool for the renewal of a popular, multi-ethnic area.
The project was intended to reestablish the relationship with the surrounding suburb.
It is located in a zone, where the texture of the economic boom city is broken to accommodate the first green spaces dedicated to sport. The swimming pool, nestling in the broad area between the sports plants and the imposing Church of San Giovanni Crisostomo, captures, with its abundant windows, the images of a context that represents the most common background of our city experience.

The new swimming pool, in terms of environmental sustainability, is considered an innovative example of sport facility with high energy performance. Insulations, walls and windows have been designed to minimize heat loss and to maximize solar gains in winters. To reduce the heat island effect all around the district, a high reflective roof has been realized, obtaining at the same time, the optimization of indoor comfort even in summer season. HVAC and mechanical plants have been designed to adapt the system even to partial loads in order to minimize electric adsorption when not necessary. Most of electricity consumption of the building is covered by the production of renewable solar energy thanks to a photovoltaic system placed on the roof.

The new Cambini swimming centre in Milan, in the north-eastern outskirts of the city, was designed as a place of sociality, integration and a tool for the renewal of a popular, multi-ethnic area.

The building is a highly urban edifice that creates an intense relationship with its context. The swimming pool captures, with its abundant windows, the images of a context that represents the most common background of our city experience. It frames these “hum-drum” views within its great mirror windows, conferring on the vistas of crude outskirts the nobility of an image exhibited to immortalize the urban scene.

The same architectural theme is also developed in the internal space which, in order to capture the façades of the surrounding condominiums, opens its views onto the park.

The articulation of the lamellar roof beams serves to give rhythm to the large interior space. A full-length skylight, spanning from the far side to the broadest windows, illuminates the entire room and lightens the roof covering which, at certain times of day, almost seems to float in the air.

The space of the pool is projected towards the entrance area, like a visual telescope that conveys the eye towards the park and the views of the outskirts.

The internal distribution consists of a principal volume containing the swimming area, with a 25 x 12.50 m pool and a teaching pool of 12.50 x 7.80 mm, and three smaller volumes, of different dimensions, dedicated to a gymnasium, a bar and changing rooms.

This multi-sports center is part of the context of via Padova and represents excellence of sport. The sports offer fits in all respects as a piece of the urban and social regeneration that is affecting the whole district Simone Locatelli, president of the Municipality 2, Milano.

Credits

 Milano
 Italia
 Milanosport
 Swimming center
 02/2023
 4900 mq
 Confidential
 Luigi Benatti, Carlo Rotellini
 Francesco Mariani, Elena Melegari, Giulia Gallerani, Gabriele Marmiroli, Massimo Savini, Claudia Pacchiega, Patrizio Chiavarini
 Centro Meridionale Costruzioni
 Cevoli Mauro-Polistudio A.E.S. Societa' Di Ingegneria Srl, Carlo Carli-Nier Spa
 Florim - Holzalbertani - Colma - Abet Laminati - Albond
 Fabio Mantovani

Curriculum

TECO+ partners is an architectural firm based in Bologna, consisting of 6 partners and a team of 30 collaborators, architects, civil engineers, designers.
The firm designs residential, scholastic and sports buildings and complexes, as well as offices and productive establishments in Italy and abroad.
The environmental quality of projects arises from study and experience of techniques for the use of renewable energies, bio-architecture construction systems, biocompatible materials and passive climate control.
Designing areas for sport means integrating culture, technology, sustainability, inclusion and economy. The firm has acquired great experience, planning more than 100 projects in all fields of sports facielities, as well as specific skills in the financing of public institutions and private companies, with particular reference to the public fundings of the Istituto per il Credito Sportivo and the various regional tenders dedicated to sport.

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