Around 250 Clivet air conditionig units for the biggest shopping centre in Italy
Built on the area where from 1963 until 2005 Alfa Romeo cars were built, IL CENTRO shopping centre is the largest mall ever built in Italy in a single construction phase and took only two years: 93,000 sqm of GLA and boasting over 200 shops, cafés, restaurants, outdoor and indoor sporting facilities, cultural and health activities.
Designed by the world-renowned architect Davide Padoa, CEO of Design International, Michele De Lucchi and Arnaldo Zappa, IL CENTRO shopping centre is built using an innovative technique of "several attractive squares” to create meeting points: the building is not designed with shops forming a typical shopping centre but to envision mansions and squares along a road. Even the hypermarket reflects this logic, extending into the Food Court with an area dedicated to “fresh” products, where visitors have the opportunity to purchase food to be consumed on site.
LEED Gold certification for IL CENTRO Shopping center
The shopping centre has been built using the most advanced technologies as far as equipment and the structure are concerned, with a roof supported by one of the largest glulam (glue laminated wood) structures in Europe, obtaining the LEED Gold certification by the international certification U.S. Green Building Council organ.
The solution adopted to obtain the LEED Gold certification
At the centre of this fantastic achievement are Clivet systems:
The shopping mall is served by 23 rooftop heat pumps ClivetPACK CSRN-XHE2 for medium occupation areas, equipped with double refrigeration circuit with tandem scroll compressors for a continuous adjustment of capacity to the actual environmental demand, electronically controlled EC plug fans with brushless motors for a better regulation and new thermodynamic energy recovery technology THOR, which increases the energy recovered, improving the overall efficiency of the units.
12 other rooftop heat pumps ClivetPACK CSRN-XHE2 serve the many medium commercial enterprises such as H&M, Pittarosso, Piazza Italia, Toys.
The total and sustainable comfort of McDonald's and Ristò restaurants is guarenteed by full fresh air heat pumps ClivetPACK CSRN-XHE2 FFA, specifically for applications where it is necessary for total air exchange, such as restaurant kitchens. These units heat, cool and dehumidify the air introduced, compensating for the air expelled through the kitchen extract hoods, supporting the wellbeing of operators and resulting in a reduction of up to 50% of primary energy consumption compared to traditional systems.
The supermarket Finiper is served by 15 AQX air handling units utilising hydronic systems, chosen for their high efficiency and for their great construction flexibility, which makes them easily adaptable to the different architectural requirements.
Around 200 packaged air-conditioning units and direct expansion air-conditioning units for water loop from the Versatemp Range, EVH Space, CH, EQV-X and EVH-X provide the comfort to many shops of the Fashion Court, combining high energy efficiency, compactness and ease of installation and maintenance.
IL CENTRO shopping center plant is supplied by a district cooling and heating system which supplies the primary fluid to the water loop and the air handling units.