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Housign Badia

Social housing

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Location
Badia a Settimo, Scandicci - Fi, Italy
Client
Cooperativa Unica Sarl
Date
2014
Dimensions
26.000 mq
Budget
€ 26.160.000,00
Commission
Urban, concept, developed and technical design
Team:
Architectural design
Arx srl, Riccardo Roda - Res Architettura
Credits
Res Architettura

The area in question covers about 20 hectares, on which 327 dwellings have been built for different types of social use (tower, line, row), in addition to the urbanisation works: services, parking, commercial activities, public spaces and areas for sports and social services.
The design is oriented towards bioclimatic criteria organised in a compact fabric, such as the use of public green spaces and volumes with limited height. The whole building is intended for social housing with special agreements; in specific, two tower buildings are intended for subsidised rental housing. The building consists of a tower typology of 3 floors above ground, with 5 dwellings per floor and 1 basement floor. The main block - made of exposed brick - is marked by the emerging volumes of the terraces, characterised by aluminium screens. The elevations are articulated by a play of full/empty, but overall the volumes are very simple and linear. A peculiar aspect is the ventilation chimney, which uses the stairwell as a support for summer comfort, thanks to openings in the roof.