Milanord2 is a new shopping center of approx. 150.000 sqm, employing more than 6.000 staff, on the outskirts of Milan. It stands at the intersection of the city’s M1 and M5 underground lines.
This mall is among the most innovative on the European scene: in addition to the 350 shops, it includes several leisure areas (sports, theme areas such as the pirate ship or the jungle, water games for children and Milan’s first “surfer wave” simulator) and a 41.000 sqm piazza (called Skyplaza) that will host games, concerts and other outdoor and indoor events.
Rethink Energy designed a condensation ring to serve the commercial units and the sub-stations supplying fluids for ambient-air treatment. It uses geothermal sources and the existing district heating grid. The total cooling power is approx 30 MW while the heating power is 12 MW.
Rethink Energy was in charge of the mechanical, energy, electric and special systems’ design, and the MEP coordination and project management, combining heat pump, geothermy, teleheating and waterloop technologies.
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