(Re)construct with Wood, The Case Study of Amatrice’s Prefabricated Bus Station Designed In BIM Environment
The project stems from an agreement between the regional transport company COTRAL spa and the Department of Architecture of the University of Roma Tre. The need for a new bus exchange node arises following the earthquake of August 24th 2016 that destroyed the city of Amatrice and damaged the neighboring areas. The project is designed for areas subjected to earthquakes, it is therefore an opportunity to tackle the difficulties at national level starting from the solution of the local problem. It is a wooden building, environmentally aware, combining active and passive strategies together with the technological innovation of the modular systems of which it is composed, with the objective of reducing costs and consumption. The drafting of the project documents, the choice of technology to be used in the nodes and the prefabrication system was all realized in the BIM environment. The aim of the University convention with COTRAL spa is not to deliver only the graphic works, but a complete package that simultaneously considers the project in three dimensions, the detailed nodes, the quantification of the materials used, and the solar contribution given by the its geo-location. The opportunity arising from the agreement, therefore, lends itself to become a case study, a virtuous example of research on how architecture can intervene quickly and concretely on the territory. An intervention with an open look at the future of design and representation.
KeywordsWood design Parametric design and fabrication strategies Wood joint systems History of representation in wood design
Paragraphs 1 and 5 are written by Maria Grazia Cianci, 2 and 6 by Daniele Calisi. 3 by Francesca di Benedetto, 4 by Matteo Molinari.
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