Antares Sardinia

#sardinia There are places that invite you to let yourself live. Places where space and time seem above the everyday world and allow you to embrace the present.   Antarès is such a place.   All along the Costa Smeralda, between the coastal towns of Porto Rotondo and Golfo Aranci, the domain opens onto the Tyrrhenian Sea. Looking over the crystal-clear water, revealing seabeds that resemble watercolors, the local vegetation dances to the rhythm of the breeze. This sanctuary – accessible in 15 minutes from Olbia airport – is designed for reflection from dawn to dusk. Vibrant with ancient energy, the Costa Smeralda is also home to a great lifestyle, as witnessed by the Bronze Age archaeological treasures to be found in the region.   Antares Sardinia brings a rare feeling of peace through its very architecture. Part of the artistic theme behind its design, this quest for harmony leads to a gentleness being brought to every interaction within these walls. The positioning of buildings within the environment results in a perfect balance thanks to a mineral, linear design that enhances nature’s nuances. The local stone chosen to clad the villas respects the color scheme of the landscape and invites the sun to shine in but without storing up its heat: another successful encounter between architecture and natural elements. All the roofs are planted to fine-tune this peaceful dialogue, while the perfect horizontality of the villas blends seamlessly with the landscape.   Here, there is nothing but unprecedented tranquility.  Place:Olbia Type:Hotel-luxury residences Client:Vallat GroupYear:2023-ongoingSurface in sqm:10.000

SIX SENSES ANTOGNOLLA RESORT & RESIDENCES

#sustainable luxury Aimed at a super premium target, this luxury hotel in Northern Umbria, Central Italy, includes a medieval hamlet complete with a 12th Century castle and a crypt dating back to the 7th Century B.C. It is set to become a global reference in sustainable hospitality.   The project’s masterplan is by Woods Bagot (ranked n.6 in BD’s World Architecture 100) while the interiors are by Tokyo’s celebrated design studio SPIN.   In addition to the 109 rooms and the 70 luxury residences for sale, the complex features an 18 holes golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, a restaurant, an equestrian center, a cookery school, an organic farm, a 12000 sqm spa and a vineyard.   The renovation works comply with the most rigorous environmental standards. In effect, Antognolla Castle will be the first 12th Century castle to gain US Green Building Council’s LEED certification.   Rethink Energy was in charge of the design of mechanical, energy, electric, special and fire systems, from preliminary phases through to completion, as well as of the coordination and MEP project management, combining heat pump and vegetable oil-based cogeneration green technologies. Place:Perugia Type:Hotel Client:VIYM investment Year:2016-ongoing Surface in sqm:48.270

ABI D’ORU BEACH HOTEL AND SPA

#historyoftourism Less than 5 kilometres from Porto Rotondo, the Abi d’Oru Beach Hotel & Spabelongs to the history of luxury tourism in Sardinia. It was Porto Rotondo’s firsthotel, built in 1963 by Ciga Hotels’ boss. At the time, the group was the ambassadorof Italy’s finest hospitality. The project was led by Simon Mossa, a Sardinianarchitect and an intellectual who also took an active part in one of Italy’s mostcelebrated successes in the tourism industry: the Costa Smeralda.The Abi d’Oru (“golden bee” in the Sardinian language) is a beehive of hexagonswith 162 rooms, almost all of them with a view on Golfo Marinella. It represents theperfect encounter of modern style with the island’s traditions.In 2017 the hotel embarked on a significant modernisation journey to bring it backto its former glory, yet fully respecting the local style and taste. The renovationworks started with the Spa, featuring a sauna, a Turkish bath and emotionalshowers, and continued with two luxury presidential suites complete with a privateelevator, Ulassai marble, gold finishings and a spectacular terrace overlooking thebay.Rethink Energy was in charge of the preliminary and final projects regarding theelectrical, special, mechanical and fire systems, using heat-pump green technologyand vegetable oil cogeneration, as well as taking on MEP works coordination andproject management. Place:Porto Rotondo Type:Hotel Client:Immobiliareuropea Year:2016-ongoing Surface in sqm:12.000

URBAN HIVE HOTEL

#hybridisation The Urban Hive Hotel is an exclusive 4 stars boutique hotel in the heart of Milan’sBrera district, born from the radical restyling of the historic Carlyle Brera in CorsoGaribaldi.The newly conceived hotel is the result of an evolution process that involved thewhole of the hospitality industry in the past years, aiming at transforming hotelfacilities into multi-functional spaces that are open to the city.Hybridisation is the key word here as this innovative building features hybrid spacesthat are accessible also to non-guests, such as the breakfast room which, past acertain hour, becomes a co-working space, or the the gym that doubles as a relaxarea, with a cafeteria that can be used for informal meetings and receptions.Starting from this ground-breaking conception, we designed the mechanical,electrical and special systems of the entire 7-storey building.The use of heat recovery heat-pump technology and of advanced control systemsensured a very high level of functionality which, together with design and creativity,make this project eminently contemporary. Place:Milan Type:Hotel Client:Boissée Finances Year:2020-2022 Surface in sqm:3.400

HOTEL SANTA GIULIA

#santagiulia Renovation of Cagliari’s Santa Giulia 4 stars hotel, involving the installation of a ducted-air direct expansion system optimising costs, management efficiency and final comfort for guests. Rethink Energy provided the preliminary and final design of the electrical, special and mechanical systems, using heat-pump green technology, whilst also ensuring MEP coordination and project management. Place:Capoterra, Cagliari Type:Hotel Client:ImmobilareuropeaYear:2019Surface in sqm:2.700

ASPRIA HARBOUR CLUB

#aspriaharbourclub Design of the new heating/cooling system for the Aspria tennis club in Milan. The project includes the installation of a new cogeneration unit to cover basic needs for the pools’ heating and sanitary hot water.   Rethink Energy was in charge of the MEP project management, coordination and works direction for the preliminary and final electrical, mechanical and special systems’ projects, using co-generation technologies.   Place:Milan Type:Hotel Client:AspriaYear:2016 Surface in sqm:2.000

VIA TUCIDIDE NEW STUDENT HALL

#viatucidide A news 380 rooms student dorm in via Tucidide in Milan. The use of high efficiencytechnologies helped contain energy consumption and enhance the building’ssustainability.Rethink Energy was in charge of the preliminary and final design of the mechanical,electrical and special installations, using heat-pump and solar thermal technologies,also taking care of the MEP project management and works coordination. Place:Milan Type:Hotel Client:Homizy Year:2022 Surface in sqm:4.600

VIA BISTOLFI NEW STUDENT HALL

#co-living Homizy SpA, part of the AbitarIn Group, specialises in the deployment of thegroup’s new rental income business strategy through co-living solutions. Homizy’s objective is to address Milan’s growing demand for accommodation by creating newresidential models inspired by the sharing economy and sustainability.Rethink Energy designed the mechanical, power, electrical and special systems forthe new 200 bedrooms student dorm in via Bistolfi, Milan, next to Città Studi. It alsotook care of the project management and MEP works coordination and direction.Heat pumps and solar thermal were the two high-efficiency technologies chosen tocontain consumption and raise the sustainability profile of the building. Place:Milan Type:Hotel Client:Homizy Year:2022 Surface in sqm:4.600

JUMEIRAH VENU MANNHEIM

#lifestyle The Jumeirah Hotel Group, owner of 11 high end hotels (among which the celbrated7 stars Burj Al Arab in Dubai, a world icon in Arabian luxury), created the “Venu”global brand with a focus on contemporary lifestyle. This exclusive hotel collectionfeatures 5 stars hotels that are deeply rooted in their local communities in order tooffer guests a sophisticated full immersion experience in their respective locations’typical atmospheres. The Jumeirah Venu Mannheim was the result of the complete overhaul of anexisting office building, at the heart of the city of Mannheim.Rethink Energy designed the mechanical systems and was in charge of the MEOcoordination and projects management. Heat recovery heat-pumps and tele heatingwere chosen in order to maximise performance and sustainability. Place:Mannheim (Germany) Type:Hotel Client:Sapphire Property Development GmbH Year:2016 Surface in sqm:12000