ANDREA SARAN ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO
C.POLLINI CONSERVATORY_ RENOVATION AND EXTENSION + EREMITANI CULTURAL CENTER
REDEVELOPMENT OF THE NORTH INDUSTRIAL AREA OF PADUA
BIOCLIMATIC DESIGN OF A RESIDENTIAL BUILDING IN THE HISTORIC DISTRICT OF PADUA WITH THE USE OF X-LAM TECHNOLOGY
URBAN RENEWAL OF PALU’
72 HOUR HURBAN LAB TERNI 2012
THE WOOD HOUSE OF THE FUTURE
CURRICULUM VITAE PERSONAL INFORMATION Name Home address Telephone E-mail Nationality Date of birth
ANDREA SARAN Via Bongioanni n. 24 - 31044 Montebelluna (TV) h. +39 0423 300027 - m. +39 347 2597203 firstname.lastname@example.org Italian 26.11.1986
WORK EXPERIENCE Dates Occupation or position held Name and address of employer
November 2012 - Present Collaborator as architect FORMAT-C ARCHITETTURA (www.format-c.eu), Via Monte Cengio 71, 36016 Thiene (Italy)
EDUCATION Dates Title of qualification awarded Dissertation title Principal subjects/occupational skills covered
Name and type of organisation providing education and training Level in national or international classification Dates Title of qualification awarded Dissertation title Principal subjects/occupational skills covered Name and type of organisation providing education and training
2009-2012 Master degree in Building Engineer Bioclimatic design of a residential building in the historic district of Padua with the use of X-Lam tecnology Architectural technology, architecture and urban design, history of architecture, urban planning and design techniques, representation, structural design, structural design for historical buildings, building conservation technology, building restoration, heating and cooling system, acoustics, building foundations, plumbing University of Padua - Department of Building Engeneer 105/110 2005-2009 Bachelor degree in Building Engineer Eric Parry Architects - New architecture in built environment Architectural technology, architecture and urban design, history of architecture, urban planning and design techniques, structural design, structural mechanics, plumbing, geotechnics, science and technology of materials University of Padua - Department of Building Engeneer
LANGUAGES Mother tongue Other languages
SKILLS AND INTEREST
Italian English First Certificate in English, Council of Europe Level B2, 2005 Motivated, reliable, curious, flexible and fast learning. Stimulated to work in groups especially in different and multicultural contexts, and prepared to cultivate interpersonal relationships. I am very interested in design and architecture, especially in its technical aspects, and in particular I believe in an integrated design of building systems, attentive to environmental and energetical aspects, but also to social dynamics, to meet the needs of a better society. SUITES: MS Office AUTODESK: Autocad 2D/3D _ Revit Architecture _ Ecotect Analysis _ Green Building Studio GRAPHISOFT: Archicad GOOGLE: Sketchup _ Earth pro ADOBE: Photoshop _ Indesign _ Illustrator Design Builder (user interface to the EnergyPlus dynamic thermal simulation engine) www.archilovers.com/andrea-saran/
ACADEMIC WORKS C.POLLINI CONSERVATORY_EXTENSION + EREMITANI CULTURAL CENTER Place Year Exam DESCRIPTION
Padua/Italy 2011 Architecture and Urban Design III The project aims to organize a new strategic cultural hub for of the city. For experts, fans but also curious people. Not a place that intimidates or shuns people away, but a place that communicates energy and interest through the presence of musical, cultural and recreational activities and especially exhibitions which are based around the C.Pollini conservatory and its auditorium. The careful analysis of the context has been the starting point for the elaboration of the overall project, from the restoration of old buildings to new functions linked to the activities of the present conservatory, towards the design of the cultural center. From the urban point of view it seems necessary to find a new order in the apparently chaotic succession of small and large buildings, plazas, streets etc. that distinguishe the area, obviously starting from the present level of facilities and infrastructure. We have tried to articulate the size of the building without any self-representative or monumental intent, but at the service of the conservatory and the city of Padua. The main point was the enhancement of existing buildings, respecting their design, through a contemporary project, which tends to stress the morphological values and the features that still remain. The result is a â€œmachine de musicâ€?, able to offer the greatest musicians and performers classrooms with high sound quality and functional spaces for recording, reading books, performing in small auditoriums, as well as offering young people (who will be the future users) a place for experimentation, a place where you can establish your identify and dare.
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ACADEMIC WORKS C.POLLINI CONSERVATORY_EXTENSION + EREMITANI CULTURAL CENTER DESIGN PROPOSAL
EXTENSION OF THE CONSERVATORY The first step is the construction of an extension to the present conservatory C.Pollini, which will contain additional music classrooms, new halls for the library, recording and playback rooms. The extension will be developed with the same footprint of the present building, which will keep the external facades facing Via Eremitani and the square. The facade that defines the inner courtyard is a grid made of bronze bars, which allows for great interior light and fits well among the wide variety of materials and colours that make up the surrounding buildings. The choice of the north facadeâ€™s geometric trend is dictated by the need to break the monotony that would have been the result of a linear trend. Furthermore, the idea is to lead the observerâ€™s view to the court entrance, towards the conservatory entrance. Here is the visible form in plan, which also allows for a large exhibition space directly accessible from Piazza Eremitani, with its own entrance. INDOOR COURT Inside, a new court with an open-air auditorium will be realized, accessible not only to students but to all citizens, creating an attractive social area with several leisure activities. This new urban space may also be used for improvised music events, and for all those who are fond of music.
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ACADEMIC WORKS C.POLLINI CONSERVATORY_EXTENSION + EREMITANI CULTURAL CENTER DESIGN PROPOSAL
NEW PATH The historical analysis has provided valuable ideas for the design. One of these is based on the map of Padua by Giovanni Valle, 1779-1784. In this project there is the revival of the axis which “split” the quarter into two parts, by way of a path from Via Eremitani to Via C.Cassan. The new axis, starting from Via Cassan, will come to the entrance of the new conservatory, creating an easy passage to the entrance to the auditorium. Instead, in via Eremitani, the building facade will be opened by a large window, which will give a strong recognition to the new project. CULTURAL CENTER A furher step involves the building of a cultural center, replacing the present garage. The biggest bond that characterized the design composition of spaces was the limited natural light, caused by the”wedged” position in the lot. The building is enclosed by a glass wall in Via Eremitani and it has two floors. The first floor does not occupy the entire space, and in this way it allows the use of natural light coming from the sloping roof, “drilled” by skylights. From the functional point of view the cultural center will include a caffetteria, spaces for reading and for exhibitions, one classroom and conference rooms. NEW CONNECTION TO THE CONSERVATORY The construction of the cultural center allows, with its extension, to incorporate a new connection, which was once not covered, between the two sides of the conservatory, the one in Via Eremitani and the one in Via Cassan, both on the ground and on the first floor.
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ACADEMIC WORKS DESIGN OF A SEMIDETACHED HOUSE
Place Year Exam DESCRIPTION
Casale sul Sile (Treviso)/Italy 2010 Architectural technology II The project involves the construction of a residential building, with two floors above the ground and a basement, in the town of Casale sul Sile, in Via Bigone. The aim is to give the two homes preferred orientation towards the south, giving the building the shape of two identical bodies, scaled to one another and with the second one rotated 30째 to the first, ensuring in this way the best orientations and privacy in views. For both units the first floor, where the bedrooms and two bathrooms are, protrudes with respect to the ground floor, thus creating a porch, a very important architectural and figurative element in the local housing, which guarantees the summer shade of the kitchen windows and of the dining area and living room on the ground floor, facing south; the choice to make the living area transparent is dictated by the desire to harmonize the building and the life inside it with the surrounding environment, where there are two large gardens which extend over the entire batch built. Each unit has a large balcony overlooking the garden, which becomes a warm space, and, in addition to bringing heat inside the building, is useful for hanging clothes outside in the cold season, while at the same time hiding them from view. Both units have a basement which includes a garage for each house, achievable from the outside by two staircases. These allow access for cars directly from the main road; the basement, where there are more rooms such as the laundry, den and bathroom, is connected to the ground floor by a staircase inside each unit. The aim of the course was the realization of the complete final design with plans, sections, details and schedules of doors and windows.
DETAILED DESIGN EXAMPLE GROUND FLOOR PLAN
DETAILED DESIGN EXAMPLE VERTICAL SECTION A
ACCADEMIC WORKS STUDENT HOUSING
Place Year Exam DESCRIPTION
Padua/Italy 2010 Architecture and Urban Design II + Technical Architecture III The design intervention involves the construction of a student house located in Padua, in Via San Massimo, a few hundred meters from Piazzale Stanga. The initial stages of the design, carried out during the course of Architecture and Urban Design II, preceded by a careful analysis of the context, have mainly taken into account compositional aspects. Later, during the course of Architectural technology III, we looked for some solutions that could optimize the energy performances with regard to the thermal insulation systems of the casing, which has also been integrated with the latest technologies currently available for energy production. The buildingâ€™s shape was also analyzed with regard to the orientation and the sunshine both of the outside spaces and inside spaces, with the aid of programs such as Ecotect and Green Building Studio (both Autodesk products), in order to verify the efficacy of the solutions adopted. We have also described the most important details and we have calculated and verified all the values of the transmittances, as regards both the windowed components and the opaque parts.
DAYLIGHT ANALYSIS The first analysis is meant to define the daylight factor and the absolute value of illuminance for the studentsâ€™ rooms. We carried out simulations of lighting for ten significant rooms, all on the first floor, five of these are south facing, while the others are mainly north facing. One of the main purposes of the analysis is to find out whether the project idea to create to-ceiling windows in the north side is actually the right design choice. The simulation was carried out by placing a horizontal analysis grid for each room at a height of 1 meter above the floor, in order to obtain values corresponding to the commonly considered level of the studying plane. Later, we carried out the3-D study of shading on the three-dimensional geometric model of the building.
DETAILED DESIGN EXAMPLE DETAILS_CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM
ACADEMIC WORKS REDEVELOPMENT OF THE NORTH INDUSTRIAL AREA OF PADUA Place Year Exam
Padua/Italy 2011 Urban Planning and Design Techniques II The project took part in the competition “Territorio per Azioni 2011”
ANALYSIS: IDENTIFIED NEEDS
From the analysis of the North industrial district of Padua, we can see that it is basically isolated from the rest of the city. To the North the existing road system creates a clear break with the executive area of the Net Center, as well as to the west with the railway which serves the interporto. To the South, the presence of the river Piovego creates a natural limit, while to the East the residential area of Noventa Padovana comes almost to the edge of the industrial area, creating a clear break between houses and industries. In any case, the permeability is not complete due to the fact that the major roads within the area are parallel to one other in an east-west direction and not orthogonally developed. The manufacturing companies are located almost randomly, regardless of the industry sector and generally they don’t have significant architectural qualities that could be a hallmark of Zip North. The current development policy requires the enhancement of the local manufacturing, the provision of new services to existing businesses and an increase in technology, with the addition of new industries.
The design proposed aims to find an answer to the identified needs and to improve the urban quality of the area. We propose to create a massive internal North-South road axis which directly connects the “Gandhi road link” to “Corso Stati Uniti”, with the construction of a new bridge over river Piovego. This axis will therefore improve the internal distribution, the road links with the surrounding areas, and it will increase the existing pedestrian and cycle paths. In the Zip North blocks concerned with the new road system some new sustainable buildings will arise, and they will be the home of high-tech companies. They will also provide the new symbol of Zip North, with the purpose of acting as a driving force for the revival of the area. In this way we will have to act along the axis, giving the companies themselves the task of improving the area over the years.
ACADEMIC WORKS BIOCLIMATIC DESIGN OF A RESIDENTIAL BUILDING IN THE HISTORIC DISTRICT OF PADUA WITH THE USE OF X-LAM TECHNOLOGY Place Year Exam DESCRIPTION
Padua/Italy 2011 Architecture and Urban Design + Environmental Assessment and Analysis This project was born out of a particular interest in the research of new strategies for sustainability and of a conscious use of energy in the building industry, especially the residential one. It’s interesting to point out that the two main features of the project, that is the bioclimatic approach and the use of X-Lam technology, were not our starting points, but they are the result of careful assessments and studies carried out during the design, with new considerations in terms of layout, distribution plans and technological choices, the whole raised by greater environmental awareness and energy efficiency. In this project we tried a climatically responsible approach and integrated among the study of local climate characteristics, material science and building engineering, offering a building with a new and modern construction system, which best meets the objectives of sustainability and which fits the requirements of the specific microclimate context. The first architectural choice was to define an “L” volume. It allows to think about different needs, such as orientation, best views and the opportunity to create green public spaces. On this volume we carried out the study of shades, solar radiation and the behavior of winds over the area, making several simulations which allowed us to analyze the building model, to make conscious decisions regarding the improvement of energy efficiency. Nine units have been realized altogether, with the same dimensions, obtained from a geometric and structurally simple, regular and repetitive pattern. All units will be split into living and sleeping areas in the transverse direction of the building, encouraging natural ventilation. Then we wanted to create shaded spaces with different temperatures, such as large balconies, in order to have cooler living spaces, more connected to the outside and, completely accessible. In the section design we have also designed horizontal and vertical screening systems, fixed or mobile, projecting balconies, all in relation to the sunlight incidence in different seasons.
FIR BATTENS OFFSET
FLOOR HEATING SYSTEM
TECHNOLOGIES DRY LAYERED SYSTEMS Using dry layered systems allows for differention strategies and technologies according to the climatic context. Moreover, this hybrid technology facilitates and encourages the selection and combinations of materials to optimize the overall performance. MATERIALS In the choice of building components we studied the environmental impact and energy consumption throughout the entire life cycle, production, operation, maintenance and decommissioning, with the aim of reducing the environmental cost of each component, in terms of natural resources and energy costs. Each material used, such as wood for the frames, the wood fiber as insulation and expanded clay as undercoat for floors, has good thermal and acoustic properties and is renewable and less polluting. The values of transmittance and phase shift obtained from the walls and roof are both excellent values, indicating a good performance in hot weather and in cold weather. TECHNOLOGY X-LAM The geometric and structural grid employed is simple and regular, conceived in relation to the character of high-tech prefabrication. Therefore we decided to employ the smallest number of structural elements, walls and floor slabs, thus ensuring their full continuity, with the aim of achieving a structural modularity which allows the standardization and industrialization of the various elements in order to speed up and simplify the production phase, but also the assembly on site. ENERGY SCHEME The bioclimatic nature of the project enables minimizing the use of mechanical systems, thus using renewable energy sources, such as geothermal heat pump for heating and cooling through the floor heating system, solar panels to ensure the energy requirements, and solar collectors for domestic hot water. We also suggested a possible control of the use of potable water through recovery systems of meteoric waters to power the discharge of toilets, washing machines and watering of green area.
OTHER WORKS URBAN RENEWAL OF PALU’ (VERONA)
Place Year Tipology
Palù (VR)/Italy 2012 Open competition
OTHER WORKS 72 HUA LAB TERNI 2012 MISSION: STREET FIGHTER Place Year Activity Team Prize
Terni/Italy 2012 Workshop by FestarchLab and 72 Hour Urban Action (www.72hoururbanaction.com) MIchele Giardullo, Teresa La Gala, Melissa Listanti, Andrea Saran, Elena Gimeno, Caterina Quarta, Davide Todini Most Original Project Award
72 Hour Urban Action is the worldâ€™s first real-time architecture competition, where 10 international teams have 3 days and 3 nights to design and build projects in public space in response to local needs. The teams design, build, sleep and party on site to generate interventions in public space within an extreme deadline, a tight budget and limited space. 72 Hour Urban Action invites professionals and residents to become active agents of change, from the bottom-up, and to leave a lasting impact on the urban landscape. LOCATION_ Undefined space between social housing A three directional junction functions as a make-shift parking In a neighbourhood where parking is paid, cars occupy the public space of the site for free parking. The residents try to park their cars as close as possible to their houses while the people working in the surrounding areas also park here. For the residents the only way to use this space for socilizing is occupiyng the space and thuse proventing entry for vehicles Each block of flats has a public space protected from cars, except this one, where cars have invaded the public space of the residents totally. This leads to a confrontation of uses between cars and different needs of the neighbours.
MISSION_ Create a space of sinergy betweeen man and machines 30
OTHER WORKS THE WOOD HOUSE OF THE FUTURE Location Year Activity
Everywhere, World 2013 Open competition promoted by “Open Innovation Suedtirol”