Energie Sensibili interviews Chiara Tonelli about Rhome for Dencity, the Italian project nominated for Solar Decathlon 2014
The architect and former judge of the program Real Time "Cortesie per gli ospiti" describes the Italian project that will participate in the Olympic Games of sustainable building
Sustainability , innovation and density. The recipe is all green samples in these three ingredients. The same people who the architect Chiara Tonelli and his team of students and experts from the University Roma Tre mixed together to give life to Rhome , the project will represent Italy at the Solar Decathlon 2014 and the Olympics international architecture friend environment. Twenty finalists from 16 countries and three continents will compete next June in Versailles, France, to the sound of building affordable , energy- efficient and fit perfectly into the territory. The blue team , after the success of the last edition , is ready again to get your fill of victories.
" This competition , in fact, exist in America for more than 10 years - told Energies Sensitive Chiara Tonelli - . 3 years ago when she arrived in Europe I immediately affected and so in 2012 I decided to participate , along with my colleagues in Rome 3 , with a project , MED in Italy , who represented Italy for the first time ever within the race. So we went to Madrid and , despite the many difficulties , we managed to piazzarci third parties. The success was so great that we put to work immediately for the edition , 2014, which requires that the project itself is inserted within the territories of the University of reference. "
This has resulted in Rhome , (a home for Rome ) for Dencity , rethinking urban neighborhoods in a sustainable way . The house , in fact , made with biodegradable and recyclable materials , such as wood , sand and aluminum, will be highly efficient , with a great capacity for passive behavior , equipped with photovoltaic panels which guarantee the energy supply. In addition to being anti-seismic , will produce more than they consume and provide energy throughout the district in which it is built .
"The project is designed to meet all the tests dall'Olimpiade , from architecture to engineering , marketing, communication , up innovation and sustainability - continued the architect Tonelli - . We tried to combine energy efficiency and social housing , respecting the territory. Starting from Tor Tax , an area on the outskirts of Rome is characterized by a high rate of illegal building that has incorporated the arches of the Roman aqueduct , we conceived the last of the four floors of a building whose structure can be compatible with this area . In the new district created on demolition of the previous one , the water will be reused , there will be more attention to energy distribution and incentives for walking and cycling . "
To verify that this function was also considered a more central site , owned by the Ferrovie dello Stato , in Trastevere . " The key concept - concluded Tonelli - is to re - densify a targeted area of the capital , which is not only to increase the number of square or cubic meters per hectare occupying public land again , but increase the number of homes for the same area, offering small apartments , which nowadays the city does not offer , to meet the needs of young couples and temporary residents . "