72 units “Palazzine Sud”

Social housing

Nestled in a spacious green area, Rubner Objektbau has erected four housing complexes with a total of 72 units.

This is the first timber project conceived by the Lombardic housing institute A.L.E.R. Accordingly, interest in Rubner’s project was high right from the start. The construction caused a sensation, not just because of its appealing architecture designed by Milan-based Alfonso Femia con 5+1AA but also because of the short construction time and its adherence to all economic specifications.

The figures speak for themselves: 1,555 m³ of glulam and Xlam alone were used; even the elevator shafts and staircases are made from timber. The ecological dimension of the building is no less impressive: a high energy efficiency class (KlimaHaus A and Class A CENED) is guaranteed.

The above-ground timber frame basement units located in front as well as all exterior design work was completed at the same time. The Brescia example makes it crystal clear that wood is a force to be reckoned with, even in public housing, and holds great potential for the future.

Project details

Contractor A.L.E.R. Azienda Lombarda per l‘Edilizia Residenziale, Brescia IT

Location Brescia IT

Architecture Alfonso Femia con 5+1AA IT

Turnkey construction time 150 days