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Klimahouse Bolzano has just ended with a budget that can fill the organizers with satisfaction Bolzano Fair: from 29 February to 1 January, over 32,700 visitors visited the stands of 460 exhibiting companies and over 300 took part in guided tours of model buildings built in South Tyrol.
Two i supporting concepts of Klimahouse: energy efficiency and building renovation. There was no lack of innovative ideas and solutions, as I was able to personally see in my visit to IdeeGreen.
Among the first stands I visited, those awarded by the jury of technicians and experts with the "Klimahouse Trend", Prize awarded for systems and products for architecture with a high degree of attention to construction and energy aspects.
Here then is the 6 winners announced by the president of the jury, Fabrizio Bianchetti, with links to the respective company sites for further information and contacts:
– Moretti More: first prize in the architectural systems category (materials for the opaque and insulating envelope)
– Wicona: first prize in the category of systems for transparency and sun protection (windows, casing, glass, sun protection)
– Robert Bosch Spa: first prize in the energy - architecture integration category (electrical, mechanical and special systems)
– I'm Italy: first prize in the category renovating for better living (specific solutions for reuse)
– Finstral Spa: first prize in the comfort and interior architecture category (finishes, floors, paintings, doors)
– Fanzola Marco and Giancarlo: first prize for construction technologies (structures, industrialized solutions, construction processes, raw materials, sector supply chain)
Also interesting is the idea of rewarding with the "Klimahouse Marketing Award"Exhibiting companies capable of enhancing the quality of their products, presenting them to the public in the Klimahouse stands in a clear and creative way, consistent with the main themes of redevelopment and energy efficiency in buildings.
Winner of the prize, in the category “stands up to 40 m2”, was Fisher Italy while in the category “stands over 40 square meters” the ex aequo winners were the stands of Bosch is Progress.
In my visit to Klimahouse 2015, at the stand Rubner, leader in the design and construction of wooden houses, I also met the friends of the project RhOME for denCity, winner of the Solar Decathlon 2014 in Paris.
The house, after being dismantled and reassembled, has only been open for a few days outside the Rubner headquarters in Chienes, a few kilometers from Bolzano. Rubner was in fact the main contributor to the project, providing the engineering and offering technical support for the construction.
The home of the RhOME for denCity project, winner of the Solar Decathlon 2014
Other stands that I personally found interesting, for the innovation of the proposed solutions and also for the friendliness of the exhibitors in presenting their solutions to me were those of Armalab Green Engineering, specialized in the design and construction of passive houses and eco-sustainable zero-energy buildings, of Schiedel, specialized in high efficiency flues, of Lorenzoni, with its solutions of heating cables and Petroltecnica, with its systems for the recovery of rainwater.
Thanks to the availability of the organizers, as part of theEnertour, I was able to preview the new one Reinhold Messner Mountain Museum, designed by the studio Zaha Hadid, and located at Plan de Corones, at 2,275 meters high.
The creation of the museum is the result of the application of the most rigorous criteria of environmental sustainability, certified Klimahouse A, and of the high design architecture of the genius of Zaha Hadid, world-famous archistar, who was able to interpret the ideas of the legendary mountaineer Reinhold Messner who with this museum dedicates a tribute to the mountains and valleys of South Tyrol which have represented the starting point of his mountaineering enterprises all over the world.
Reinhold Messner's intention is to make visitors discover not only the technical aspects of mountaineering understood in its most authentic spirit, which Reinhold describes with his maxim "no artificial oxygen, no bolts, no communication" but also nature of the human being that manifests itself when it moves in absolute exposure and at the limit of its human possibilities.
The Mountain Museum, as you may have heard, will open, barring unforeseen events, in July 2015 and is certainly one of my destinations for next summer!