Low-assistance micro-residence _ S.Felice sul Panaro [MO]

TYPE: Social housing in CLT
STATUS: Realized
YEAR: 2013
CLIENT: Confindustria Modena_ASP Comuni Modenesi Area Nord

PROJECT: Mauro Frate architects
TEAM: Mauro Frate, Ludovico Sternini, Simone Visentin

STRUCTURES: Ergodomus (Wood), Sabrina Aldrovandi (CLS)
ENERGY ENGINEERING: Benedetti & Santini

The Social Rehabilitation Day Center is a district structure dedicated to the reception of adults suffering from severe psycho-physical and/or sensory disabilities.
In response to the earthquake that struck Emilia Romagna in 2012, from the beginning, the mandate given was to focus on the construction of a low-cost building with the highest possible energy efficiency in order to contain management costs and finally to use a construction technique that would allow certain timing and fast realization. The choice of the structural system has chosen a dry stratified system with Xlam wood structure. The walls, made in the factory, represent the load-bearing vertical closures and are characterized by a multi-layered package, the structural system is a hybrid type that uses different systems combined with each other in order to minimize the amount of material needed. As regards the parts above ground, the totality of the actions (earthquake, wind, accidental loads, own weight, etc..) is assumed by wooden elements: there are no other materials. The external face of the xlam masonry has been realized with toasted cork panels self-glued face to face. The role of cork has been, in addition to offering an excellent thermo-acoustic comfort to the occupants, to meet both environmental and economic requirements, ensuring a virtually unlimited durability, the constancy of the insulating performance over time and the absence of maintenance of the facade. All these aspects contribute to reduce the management costs of the structure, freeing up resources for the provision of care services to guests.
The building consists of three bodies, with low vaulted roof, juxtaposed in sequence. Expressing a strong relationship between inside and outside for all parts of the building, the spaces are articulated while maintaining a constant attention to the issues of accessibility, community and socialization through a clear configuration of service areas and relationships between spaces served and spaces served.