paolo venturella restores abandoned market with photovoltaic roof
 
paolo venturella restores abandoned market with photovoltaic roof
jun 20, 2014

paolo venturella restores abandoned market with photovoltaic roof

paolo venturella restores abandoned market with photovoltaic roof
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‘ischia market’ is a project by paolo venturella that aspires to rejuvenate a deserted public warehouse through an organization of spaces enclosed by an energy efficient roof. with most of the existing structure in tact, the architect has reinforced its brick walls, built a horizontal slab to create the upper level, and added photovoltaics that characterize the overall volume. in turn, power is provided for all of the inhabitants either on the interior where personal computers, cellphones, and other electronics can be charged, or the exterior where cars can be energized. parametrically, the design implements the panels to create a parametric gradient along the façade that fits the needs of programs below, guaranteeing a sufficient amount of light and maintaining temperatures within the thermal comfort zone. the market is intended to host the production and selling of local artisans whose businesses can gain more exposure by supplying goods to tourists and locals. thus, the work is conceived as an ‘open-covered’ plaza that is open 24 hours a day and accessible during all periods of the year.

paolo venturella ischia market photovoltaic roof
interior of the market from the ground floor
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paolo venturella ischia market photovoltaic roof
interior view from the second level
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paolo venturella ischia market photovoltaic roof
view from traversa buonocore
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paolo venturella ischia market photovoltaic roof
aerial view at night
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paolo venturella ischia market photovoltaic roof
concept diagrams
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paolo venturella ischia market photovoltaic roof
south elevation
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paolo venturella restores abandoned market with photovoltaic roof
plan 0

paolo venturella restores abandoned market with photovoltaic roof
plan 1

 

 

project info:

 

architect: paolo venturella
design team: cosimo scotucci, flavian basile, angelo balducci, manuel tonati
location: ischia, italy
year: 2014
type: competition
images: wemage

 

 

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