The Vil·la Urània, a project by SUMO Arquitectes and Yolanda Olmo, in which AIA we have developed the MEP project, has resulted international finalist in the Green Solution Awards 2017 in the category “Smart Building”
The Green Solution Awards is an international competition organized by the Construction21 network, in which buildings, districts and infrastructures that contribute to the fight against the climate change are highlighted. The modernization project of Vil·la Urània, to receive social and cultural facilities, has been selected as a finalist and will be presented in the exhibition hall Batimat, in Paris, during the next November to opt for the International Winners Award.
Vil·la Urània was a residence from the end of the 19th century, home and observatory of the astronomer Comas i Solà, located in the Sarrià-Sant Gervasi District in Barcelona, where a new facility complex of 3.200 m2 has been established, accepting the challenge of giving the existing building and the gardens a new life by an energy-efficient and low consumption work. The new facility excels by the use of intermediate spaces, with a natural acclimatization, closed by a big façade composed of overlapped filters that adapt to the exterior conditions, providing the building a vegetal façade that accompanies the users during all their activities. Our collaboration has consisted in the developing of the MEP of the building, whose construction was finished this summer.