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matteo thun: clima hotel
dec 22, 2009
matteo thun: clima hotel


model view of the clima hotel
all images courtesy of matteo thun

 

 

the certification of accommodation facilities is based on the three pillars of sustainability:
nature (ecology), life (socio-cultural aspects) and transparency (economy). the clima hotel by
matteo thun, focuses on incorporating these pillars into its environmental goals for the hotel design,
which has 11 units that are built into a hill, utilizing the insulation of the ground to benefit
the indoor climate in both winter and summer months.

 

water is a valuable resource which is protected and appreciated by the hotel. located by the
project site is a fountain springing every season which has a constant temperature.
by installing a heat pump, the water can be used as a renewable source of energy to serve the units
with low termperature heating, reducing the production of CO2. even after the completion
of the building, the natural water cycle will not be interrupted thanks to the intensive roof greening
which has been used in the hotel’s construction.

 

to further work on this theme of sustainability, the hotel avoids possible sandwich constructions
and uses pre-certified components to ensure low environmental impacts. these parts provide
the opportunity at any time to take apart and recycle individual building components.

set in bozen, italy, the clima hotel is meant to be an impetus for assessing the sustainability
of buildings in relation to their function of use. this type of structure is an important benchmark
for energy analysis, and for assessing possible scenarios for planning and sustainable management.

 

 


aerial view – rendering of the houses

 



watercolor illustration of the site

 

 


the staggered units built into the hill


profile

 

 


in the summer the warm air rises out of the ground, cooling the interior unit

 

 



in the winter, the temperature of the interior remains constant


the ground also provides good sound insulation within the unit

 

 


break down of the hotel’s construction

 

 


energy efficiency diagram

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