Via Camp Lonc, 25
The Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill has been inspired by naval architecture to design the new housing estate that overlooks Savona’s dock, near Genoa. Comprising of two modern buildings, a nineteen-floor tower and a large pedestrian yard, the structure has an hotel, shops, offices and luxurious residences.
The air conditioning and domestic hot water production of the whole Complesso della Torre was entrusted to an oceano-thermal WSHP system based on heat pump technology.
The energy source is sea water. It is a renewable and lasting resource, with temperatures that vary from 14°C in winter to 24°C in summer. Sea water is drawn by a concrete duct with an air intake grill and a shut-off damper, that flows trough a 60-m3 settling tank. By means of electric pumps, water is sent to filtering devices and then to three titanium steel exchangers with the same capacity. Water is finally returned to the source with 3°C difference in temperature.
The exchanger utility side is represented by the WSHP water loop with reverse return circuiting, that supplies several water-to-water heat pumps serving the different users.