Eco House - Design Competition
Info & Credits
Client: Agogroup s.r.l.
Location: Curno (BG)
Program: energy efficiency in residential building
Size: 634 sqm
Budget: 760.800 €
Status: Competiton - 1st prize and special mention
One of the primary objectives of the project consists in the addition of a new building as a new leading element of the central Piazza Giovanni XXIII, which faces the municipal building and the commercial square. The building harmoniously combines residential units and a small commercial area that faces the “piazza”. The volume is inserted into the existing context maintaining an introverted character in relation to the bordering buildings at north and west but facing the south with large openings and terraces offering the best views towards and from the piazza; this solution assures optimal orientation for the application of climactic strategies geared toward energetic efficiency and sustainability. The commercial area is located on the ground floor dividing the parking and the pedestrian access to the building. The apartments are located on the upper levels and could be reached through an elevator and a staircase that become the most characteristic design elements of the north facade. A balcony or terrace is provided for each unit, the interior layout is conceived in a flexible manner, allowing a wide range of residential alternatives by the unification or subdivision of the spaces according to the need.