Espacio Anielo: this is how the premium building complex developed by Idero Arquitectura in Anielo, Neuquen will look.
Vaca Muerta is the location of the first residential building (ground floor + 5 stories) built from a 100% steel core. This ambitious project is being undertaken by Ternium’s client Idero Arquitectura, and contemplates a surface area of 2,600 m2 featuring 60 functional units. They explain the three main reasons for the dry construction boom sweeping through the region.
1- Safety and earthquake-proof
Espacio Añelo is a premium product featured in Anielo's real estate offer, in the province of Neuquen, in the heart of Vaca Muerta. The residential building has a ground floor and five stories, and will be built in a seismic zone--it is no coincidence, therefore, that its structure is entirely made from steel.
Steel has been shown to have significant advantages for buildings in seismic areas as it is more flexible than other materials and thus is able to withstand an earthquake better than a rigid structure built from concrete. Safety may be the first reason for such a choice, but it is by no means the only one.
Speed in execution to respond to growing demand
The high demand for construction in the Vaca Muerta area requires a speedy response, envisaging construction techniques able to optimize time. Industrialized steel-based constructions not only allow for a swift response but are also ideal for projects developed in geographic areas with adverse weather conditions, as they reduce onsite work to a minimum.
The new Espacio Anielo project involves an innovative construction method where the steel structure is first manufactured at the plant and then transported in sections to the worksite where it is assembled. This creates significant time savings, as work can be undertaken in parallel: while the foundations are being dug, at the industrial plant—where there are more facilities and highly qualified personnel—the actual structure can be manufactured. This is subsequently transferred to the site for assembly: precast slabs for flooring and roofing with all the requisite facilities, fully reinforced exterior walls, and plumbing panels.
Sustainability in steel construction
Thirdly, steel offers a vast array of advantages for real estate developments centered on the concept of sustainability and the triple impact paradigm—social and environmental impact along with financial returns. The intrinsic benefits of steel as a sustainable material are enhanced by the unique features of the dry construction system.
Espacio Anielo, by Idero Arquitectura, was designed to meet the highest standards of sustainability and qualifies for the green-building EDGE certification, a system for emerging markets created by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group. To obtain this international certification, the team must be able to guarantee that the building works meet minimum savings of 20% in energy, 20% in water and 20% in energy incorporated in building materials.
With a steel soul. Progress at the residential project showcasing premium quality and high performance in sustainability.
The construction is a masterpiece of industrialization, featuring a main structure of full core profiles, thus reducing the carbon footprint, while all its structural elements are 100% recyclable as are the Steel Frame exterior panels. At the same time, thermal insulation makes it possible to produce 50% savings in energy consumption for air conditioning, by incorporating dry mezzanines and EIFS, an exterior insulation and finish system, which is a building cladding system providing exterior walls with an insulated, water-resistant, finished surface in an integrated composite material system.
Technological innovation was also intrinsic to this architectural development to make processes more efficient. The design and execution of Espacio Anielo were carried out with the BIM (Building Information Modeling) system which creates and manages to build information using 3D modeling software and real-time, reducing the need for resources during design and construction.
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