AlpTransit Control Center, Pollegio

AlpTransit Polleggio Operation Center

The AlpTransit Polleggio Operation Center manages the railway traffic of the Gotthard and Monte Ceneri base tunnels.

Known as “The Periscope” for its futuristic architecture, the POC is one of the four SBB operating centers in Switzerland, together with the ultra-modern centers of Lausanne, Olten, Zurich.

Height and shape of the building are the architectural response to two functional constraints.

The POC marks and declares the entrance to the Gotthard base tunnel. It is a symbol.

To be perceived as such by the railway and the motorway it was developed in height.

The second constraint is the dimensional incompatibility between the control room and the type of an office building, which has led to accepting the contrast and expressing it in a radical way. Thus, the double-height slab of the control room is grafted onto a trunk of office space, arranged diagonally on the lot.

The AlpTransit Polleggio Operation Center therefore appears as a sculptural object animated by a twist between the two volumes.

Seen from a moving vehicle it transforms, changing its proportions and offering different states of balance.

Client: Canton Ticino logistics section

Project: Architetto Bruno Fioretti Marquez, Berlino

Structure: Ingg. Borlini & Zanini, Pambio Noranco

Construction: CSC, Lugano

Drytech Tank: 711 m²

Sant’Anna Hospital, Como

The new Sant’Anna hospital in Como is located on an area of ​​over 80,000 m² south of the city of Como and a few hundred meters from the headquarters of Drytech Italia.

The Como Polyclinic has two underground floors exposed to a 2-meter flap, which will also house the operating theaters.

The waterproofing was carried out with the Drytech Tank System which, among other things, due to its construction characteristics and organization, ensured a significant reduction in days in the overall construction site budget.

The activities of the Drytech Tank System, in fact, are parallel to the others of the construction site so that, in fact, the waterproofing item has been removed from the work calendar.

To support the weight of the structure, the site of the construction site was consolidated with approximately 4000 reinforced concrete poles, with a depth varying between 20 and 30 meters.

The poles were thrown into shirts driven into the ground with micro-explosions.

Contractor: Infrastrutture Lombarde

Project: Euro-Project

Structure: Eng. Franco Mola, Milan

Construction: Consorzio S.AN.CO

Borgo alla Marina, Genoa

The conversion of the industrial port area, west of the Genoa airport, also involves the construction of the Borgo alla Marina residential complex.

200 prestigious apartments, with relative berths and garage, overlooking a new tourist port.

Under the buildings and the square, in direct contact with the sea water, the covered parking for residents is built with the Drytech Tank System.

Project: Studio Gnudi, Genova

Contractor: Aurora Costruzioni, Milano

City by the Sea, Savona

Excellent news for the sky arrives from the sea.

The residential center La Città sul Mare in Savona, in fact, heats up in winter and cools down in summer by exploiting the sea temperature.

The plant is zero-emission and, using a renewable and free resource, provides a definitive solution to the problems of atmospheric pollution and the soaring costs of fossil energy sources.

The Savonate housing complex was built by Meraviglia Spa of Bulgarogrosso (CO) and was designed by the Technion Srl and Ellevi di Lecco design studios.

The 120 apartments are served by a heating system connected to a sea outlet, built on the boulder pier facing the complex.

The basic principle of the system is the substantially constant temperature of the sea water (about 18 ° in this stretch of coast).

The pipes of the heating and air conditioning system from the building run underground to the sea intake, where the heat pump is located, which uses sea water as a source or as a heat sink.

The transport of thermal energy takes place through the same water. Water that is sucked from the sea, brought up to the heat exchanger and, therefore, released.

The system has a positive energy balance: it supplies more energy (heat) than electricity needed for its operation (the ratio is at least 1 to 4 or higher, up to 1 to 6).

In addition to the seawater intake, the two floors of the Città del Mare underground car park are also made with the Drytech Tank Waterproofing System, which is exposed to a 5-meter water table, as can be seen from the pressure of the jet that comes out of the pump well in the third image.

Structure: Technion and Ellevi, Lecco

Construction: IMM, Milano