2 - SUSTAINABILITY We believe that a project can be defined as sustainable when it has the ability to self-renew and when able to transmit and generate comfort. The orography of the area has led to the study taking into account the volume of solar radiation and wind. We made a volume that could get the maximum energy efficiency and could also give feelings of pleasure and relaxation to hikers in the moment of rest. We have choosed to use sustainable materials and natural, such as wood, wood fiber, plywood and steel; these materials are durable, require little maintenance work and respect the environment. As regards the structure of the campfire, the initial design strategy was in the direction of technology useing X-LAM, but after accurate calculations we have seen that would not been the most economical solution and not even the most simple from the manufacturing point of view. Therefore, for reasons of economic sustainability, we opted for a frame structure by wood, with lighter weight in order to allow the assembly away from the site and its transportation by helicopter at once, avoiding excessive costs and limiting environmental pollution. Was also possible to achieve an architectural object self-sufficient from an energy standpoint, through the exploitation of solar radiation by means of a photovoltaic system that can generate enough power for the illumination of the internal environment and for the operation of a webcam for the control of the bivouac remotely.
place:Auronzo di Cadore, IT
project team:Jacopo Brunelli
structure engineer:Denis Zanetti