MODUS architects ATTIA-SCAGNOL
Warmwasserreservoir für das städtische Fernwärmenetzwerk
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The small project for a collection of six hot water reserve tanks servicing the municipal central heating system is located directly behind the scholastic zone and public square of the small township of Milland, Bressanone. The proximity to the school buildings in conjunction with the large dimension of the tanks (4.4 metres in diameter and 11 metres high) prompted the decision to lower the tanks into the ground somewhat, reducing the overall height visible above-ground. The six buffer tanks are crowded together and wrapped with a vertical white metal cladding to create a sinuous sculpture emerging from a low concrete base. The tanks are accessed and serviced via a metal spiral stairway that leads to the lower level, which is covered by a simple, continuous grating.