INNOVATION IN BuILDINg
new exhibition center
The $13.2 million exhibition center of Scandiano is a 7,282-square-meter
integrated exhibition complex that will host the Fair Trade center of Scandiano
as well as exhibitions, trade fairs, and public events. Aestudio improved
upon the preliminary design concept by introducing architectural features
emphasizing low environmental impact, high energy efficiency, minimal carbon
dioxide emissions, and reduced future operating costs.
The project team used microStation and Bentley Architecture to design the
green building, which allowed it to develop the project in 3D and facilitated
the visualization of how the building could be integrated with the surrounding
environment. The 3D design tools allowed the team to immediately verify the
project and control costs. project strengths include the use of renewable energy
and a green rooftop system.
Designed as part of the new exhibition center of Scandiano, the $2.6 million
self-service restaurant owned by cIr Food will function as a dine-in restaurant
and food-service kitchen for schools, hospitals, and nursing homes. The building
defines one side of the center’s entrance square. The compact, trapezoidal
structure is oriented to maximize solar capture on the façade and minimize
energy use indoors.
To the south, a 1,036-square-meter porch shades the 822-square-meter building
footprint. To the east, vertical shades protect the restaurant windows. Using
TriForma, Aestudio designed the porch and vertical shading system to let in
light and heat in winter and block solar radiation in summer. The 3D model was
geo-referenced to the shape of the shading blades based on building orientation
and local solar radiation.