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Joint research programme on the use of daylight and natural ventilation in buildings

Objective

The objective of the research is to find innovative and useful solutions for the control and use of daylight and natural ventilation in buildings by developing a pilot project selected for its suitability for investigation of the research topic.
All studies will regard the building skin, as the essential element in controlling light and energy flows, and more especially sheltering systems. The results of the studies will be summarized in a final report (including detailed drawings, results of test analysis and cost estimates).

Three stages are planned in carrying out the scintific investigations and research:
1. Preliminary phase: Various alternative solutions will be explored and compared. Computer calculations and computer simulations may support the design early development.

2. Development phase: one of the basic solutions previously explored will be developed at this stage of the project, models for wind tunnel tests and/or sky simulator tests may be made.

3. Fianl phase: Construction details will be studied with the support of mock-ups (scale of 1:1).

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Address
Via Rubens 29
16158 Genova
Italy

Participants (1)

Ove Arup and Partners
United Kingdom
Address
13 Fitzroy Street
W1P 6BQ London