Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Enoki Rome Ecocity in Rome, Italy by OFL Architecture
May 22nd, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Enoki rome ecocity is a project born from the desire of investigate the possibilities for future housing. The achievements in material science, energy conservation, aerodynamic and environmental solutions allow designers to experience new housing typologies that can be housed in self sufficient and highly innovative building envelopes. Paying homage to the new millennium and to the city of Rome with the intention of stimulating and supporting the contemporary city.
The Enoki project is installed above the actual city of Rome and it integrates itself with the historical part of the city. It draws its’ lifeblood from parks, green areas and water courses to push itself upward. They are small self-contained cities with residences, commercial spaces, green areas, spaces for community activities, sport and cultural activities. The outer skin, made with steel diamond-shaped panels, appropriately follows the main cellular structure of the enoki made from steel and glass and having a molecular shape. A thermoformed glass surface provides a lucid and static resistance with the possibility of infinite curvatures with lower costs.
The Enoki project consists of 150 stories. The classic lifts are replaced by flying shuttles that run outside the enoki bringing inhabitants to and from different levels of the building and the old city. Enoki can accommodate up to 6,000 residents with an area of 240,000 square meters and 300,000 square meters for recreational activities for the “new city”.
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