The study of Italian architecture Tamassociati wins gold medal for Sustainable Architecture Giancarlo Ius. The Gold Medal Giancarlo Ius, destined work of architecture more innovative and sustainable in terms of energy saving and use of renewable energy, was in fact given to Tamassociati for the design and construction of the Paediatric Centre in Port Sudan (Sudan), commissioned by the NGO Emergency.
"Our architecture is a physical place and at the same time a symbol of values, becoming in fact a 'common good'." The coexistence of the best health care possible and the best ecological approach is one of the great challenges of the future, and not only for the African continent ". "Simplicity as a synthesis between traditional and modern technology, able to focus on common sense, durability and fit." "Simplicity is a way to address any decision to technological or plant, which is reflected in significantly on the final costs of the operation and on maintenance costs. "
In the grounds we read that the hospital "Trying to solve with good results and good architecture, the main themes of the contemporary challenges", Ie "how to make buildings with high comfort - especially in a children's hospital - with simple and inexpensive technologies," in places "the weather conditions (and social) extreme", where "the energy and water are goods precious. " The Paediatric Centre proves once more as quality, functionality, energy saving and beauty does not necessarily have to go through choices economically and technologically excessive, but find excellent answers through the criteria of simplicity and eco-simplicity.
The design and the construction of a hospital with these features is area-wide sub-Saharan Africa as a challenge and an innovation in several directions: advanced technologies alongside the recovery of traditional building techniques, and ultra low power systems are interwoven in systems natural cooling, creating thermal machines for shading and ventilation perfect, simple and effective. Italian know-how have joined local materials, while the morphology of the building has returned, in large-scale, domestic architecture typical of the area, enriching it with a big garden irrigated by waste water: in this wilderness physical and human, green living is a vision, has a great symbolic value because it is the prelude to the care that will be.
A challenge collection and masterfully played by Tamassociati, Precursor, internationally, of the principles of design ethics, social and sustainable, "the international awards that are getting our recent projects - say the Tamassociati - they are evidence of a growing desire to begin to think about a future different, shared and shareable (some years ago it was said 'possible'). Maybe it begins to understand that the rights are not an achievement - once and for all - and the recent years prove it. Must be cultivated, refined, claimed every day. In this, perhaps, it is the news of a renewed interest in the ethical issues that we feel sharing as always: our architecture is a physical place and at the same time a symbol of these values, becoming in fact a 'common good' " .
The construction one of the few outposts health of this large area, able to provide free health care to children in the area, is a step towards the fulfillment of the right to health, beauty, respect, and the environment.
"The coexistence of the best health care possible and the best ecological approach - conclude Tamassociati - It is one of the great challenges of the future, and not only for the African continent. The African experience teaches us to imagine the simplicity as a synthesis of traditional and modern technologies, able to focus on common sense, durability and fit in an overall strategy to reduce the project, without losing sight of the idea of well-being. Simplicity as a strategy was and is a way to address any decision to technological or plant, which is reflected in significantly on the final costs of the operation and on maintenance costs. Saving behavior, added up to a good building efficiency and energy choices appropriate, have enabled us to achieve excellent performance. "
The recognition obtained by Tamassociati is a premium Italian design excellence globally and its best application ethics.
The Gold Medal Giancarlo Ius is One of the awards as part of the Prize Biennale of Architecture 'Barbara Capocchin', of an international character.