Heat Storage Unit Bolzano

In Bozen (Bolzano), right below the Sigmundskron Castle, the Alperia district heating power station has built a new heat storage unit.

To enhance the visual appearance of this 40 meter high cylinder and to integrate it into the surrounding landscape, it had been cladded with aluminum.

This cladding uses different sized cutouts to symbolize the water bubbles of a water heater. This effect is greatly enhanced by the lighting where 450 pieces of pixel controlled LED lines. The idea for this project came from the Ms Valentina Bonato, a Bozen architect, in cooperation with the artist Ms. Julia Bornefeld and was elected in an ideas competition by Bozen´s chamber of architects. Mr. Chris Lindner and ELPO were responsible for the technical design and the installation.

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