The refurbishment of the abandoned Officine Adige factory area is called Adige City and was designed by the famous architect Richard Rogers. In the masterplan there is also a mall, Adigeo, with a gross leasable area (GLA) of 42,000 square meters, which will open in 2017 with about 130 shops and services.
The area is located just 500 meters from the A4 motorway exit, which gives access to Verona city center on the main street. It can easily be reached by about 585,000 people in 30 minutes. Free parking for 2,500 cars will be available for the visitors who will reach the center by car. Furthermore the new Metrobus, still under construction, will have a stop in front of the mall, so the centre will also be easy to reach by public transport.
The project for the construction of the first shopping center in Verona city centre was taken over by ECE, the European leader in the shopping center market with a portfolio of 196 centers in over 16 countries. Sustainability has always been an integral component of ECE’s company philosophy. The company focuses not on the short-term profit but rather on a long-term approach to remain competitive in the long run.
So the installation of HVAC high efficiency units has had to be kept in mind. 16 Climaveneta WHISPER ENTHALPY, reversible air cooled high efficiency all in one rooftop units, with enthalpy recovery for a total air flow of 500.000 m3/h and one NECS-N/CA, air source heat pump in Class A efficiency.
Filtration, ventilation and air renewal are thus guaranteed by Climaveneta units that, thanks to the heat recovery, are able to ensure a high energy efficiency in the building. As a matter of fact considering the large quantities of fresh air needed to grant a high air quality level, imposed by regulations in force; at Verona Mall it has been necessary to find the best solution capable of combining internal comfort and sustainability.
Sara Di Clemente