CASCINA MERLATA – SHOPPING CENTER
Commissioned by: EUROMILANO SPA
Services provided by ARIATTA: Basic and Definitive Design.
Design Architect: Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners (Milan) – arch.Patricia Viel
Structural Engineering: ECSD Srl (Mi) – ing. Franco Mola
Project Management: EUROMILANO SPA
Building Area: about 145,000 sqm
Project start/Project finish: 2011 – 2012
The heating ring system optimizes heat recovery and energy reutilization by transferring heat from those areas where heat is disposed of to those where the heat can be reuse for heating, and viceversa.
The ground water collected by seven wells and piped to four storage tanks which ensure the thermal lag of the loads, with a total net capacity of about 2800 cubic meters.
The tanks are also used to supply water for fire fighting.
The ground water “energetically exhausted”, before being disposed of into the ground reintroduction wells (not to affect the water balance of the system), is used for watering green areas and for circuits that do not require drinkable water.