The last edition of the prizes Sparing To pave South that are given in the Italian region of Calabria has had like winners to a team of French architects commanded by Philippe Rizzotti and Samuel Nageotte. The winning project consists of constructing vertical houses taking advantage of the existing viaducts without use in the zone. These houses would be, in addition, self-sufficient in matter energetics. The morphology of the abundant viaducts of the zone of Calabria, especially its pillars, inspired to the architects to develop the concept of vertical houses. These bridges are thought to resist the heavy traffic, reason why the load level is superior to the normal one. In addition, they are very well communicated since the routes cross that them are old main highways.
The materials to use would be reduced to the maximum and it would be able to diminish the visual impact. The idea would be the one to place the houses being useful the pillars the viaducts. In the part superior the commercial zones, the equipment and the zones of leisure and services would be placed. they would also take advantage of the own characteristics the zone like, for example, its geothermal potential that would be used so much to generate electricity as to produce hot water. The metanizacin of the organic residues would generate the gas for necessary domestic use whereas tanks placed in the tunnels would take advantage of the rainwater that would also be used for the domestic consumption. The election of the zone of Calabria to develop this project is not accidental. It was chosen since one is one of the regions of the world with a more stable climate, as it demonstrates the abundant presence to it of bergamot, a plant that needs a constant temperature and humidity to grow. Besides its ideal climate, the proximity to the Tirrenean Sea turns the zone into one of most attractive for the calls " birds of nieve" , rejoiced of cold countries of the north of Europe that look for more pleasant climates in those than to spend their years of retirement. They would be the ideal inhabitants for these nests in the Calabrian bridges. If he has to you liked east article, vistanos in: