- Technical Area
- University of comfort
Site Description: Fifteenth century church, declared a national monument
Location: Santa Fosca di Pescul, Selva di Cadore, Veneto, Italy
Area: 135 sq m
Architect: Architect Marino Baldin
Designed by: Per. Ind. P.I. Maurizio Moser
Installed by: F.lli Lorenzini
Interview with Architect Marino Baldin
The parish church of Santa Fosca di Pescul is built on foundations that date back to the XII century. Its XV century design is enhanced with frescoes from the XVIII century. It is probably the finest example of Alpine Gothic architecture in the Dolomites. The need to replace the old, existing hot-air system with another system that was compatible with the preservation of the important art works prompted me to consider a Eurotherm system consisting of Europlan platforms laid on top of the existing floor to create a reversible heating system. The system provides effective comfort for worshippers with almost no convection currents and consequent thermal stress or dust deposits on the beautiful works of art.
The system is powered mainly by solar technology in order to reduce pollution and running costs. Santa Fosca is situated 1,425 m above sea level and is a national monument. It is the first church to be equipped with a system such as this.