Hochbau M - construction | technology | meet nature halfway
University of Innsbruck - Prof. Volker Flamm
colleagues: Stefan Steidl, Julia B.
Based on the fascinating properties of sleet, a study examined the interaction between snow, water and ice, and their mutual exchange of energy. Within this study a heating concept is generated using the phase changing material - sodium acetate.
Subsequently, referring again to aggregate state changes, and the layer structure, the project also focuses on snow compressions and snow drifts – cornices and sastrugi.
Therefore, a site was chosen in an alpine region with constant wind directions and wind speed, wherewith the aid of the study a 3 skin-multi-layered accommodation was developed especially for winter (ski touring) and summer athletes.
The 3 skin-multi layered accommodation is designed to create a shelter for bad weather conditions and windy situations typical of the alpine landscape. The project itself focused on the technological requirements necessary for autarkic alpine architecture with parameters like: wind, snow, pcm`s, ice, water and their related characteristics.