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Manens-Tifs

Services

Concept, Preliminary and Detailed MEP Design, Site Supervision

Project Size

15,000 sqm

Date

2007 – ongoing

Description

The historical complex will be the main seat of the faculty of Liberal Arts of Padova University.

The total surface of the area is about 18,000 sqm, including additions such as an auditorium and a glass covered gallery.

The complex houses the university humanistic pole, a big library, classrooms with 1,500 seats, offices for a total of 21 buildings.

Input

Concept, Preliminary and Detailed MEP Design, Site Supervision

Unique / Key Features

The project will use technological systems which use the subsoil heat for heating and cooling the spaces.

This project is one of the most important renovations that the University of Padua is conducting. In the former geriatric hospital will be placed libraries, classrooms and offices. The new buildings have been equipped with a geothermal air conditioning system with a very high profile, which will greatly reduce emissions and operating costs of all the buildings that the university has acquired: a heat pump transfers the heat from the building to the subsoil during the summer, then using that heat during the winter for heating the structure.