This is the largest and brightest flat in this complex called FABRICANOVA. The unique view of the north lagoon makes this flat the most prestigious of our Murano’s offer. It is composed by a kitchen and dining area, a living area, a full bathroom and a twin bedroom. Upstairs there is the master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. The flat is also equipped with central heating, central air conditioning, 32” HD flat screen, satellite TV. All our flats are provided with linen and towels for the number of guests agreed upon signing the rental agreement. This flat can host max 6 persons and we provide, inclusive in the price, a baby cot and hig...h chair for children under 4yrs old.
Murano is one of the most beautiful islands of the city, it is on the north-east of the Venetian Lagoon. It is divided into seven small islands, each separated by canals and connected by bridges. It has been the centre of glass manufacturing since 1291.
The industrial site was built in 1937 as a factory for the production of refractory materials.
Initially it was constituted by two floors, the ground floor used as location for the firing kilns, and the first floor used as storage and drying room for the industrial output.
Subsequently, two additional floors were added in 1938.
In 1953, a further two outer buildings were constructed; the first was used as a changing room, the second one against the lagoon-front wall, as rest room for the employees.
The renovation of the factory, involves the construction of 21 residential units inside the industrial warehouse. The project has the priority of preserving the facades of the buildings, retaining the visible brick wall, the entrances and windows scores, the roof and floors existing structural elements, in order to maintain the typical characteristics of the industrial building that are present on the Murano island.
The open spaces are converted into private gardens with a communal green space in front of the lagoon.ce then, the factory has continued to produce refractory material for the Murano's furnaces.
An innovative project, the first of its kind in theVenetian historical center which combines the conservation of particular structures using the latest technologies and materials for energy savings and well being
This is the first development in the historic centre of Venice, to put itself forward for the Municipality of Venice’s ‘Eco-Friendly Building Award’.
“The initiative’s objective is to encourage development which respects the environment and creates healthy buildings ”.
Over 50% of the materials used are from certified renewable resources: wood, hemp fibre, non-toxic paints, flooring from sustainable forests.
We are offering a quality product which respects the environment and is energy-smart. We have paid particular attention to the design of thermal and acoustic insulation in the living spaces. We have chosen eco-efficient, natural materials wherever possible. We have sought to minimise heat-loss and maximise energy efficiency, to make the living space and its surroundings into a place of well-being. Our aim has been to reduce energy requirements while ensuring an optimal level of comfortable living.
The apartments have been designed to reduce energy consumption to less than 50%, of the mandatory standard laid down by FAEP. At our request, the project’s energy-efficiency has been assessed for certification by CasaClima, the leading agency of the Department of Urban Planning, Environment and Energy in the Province of Bolzano.
This development has been awarded a ‘Class B’ energy efficiency rating, giving an energy performance less than or equal to 50 kWh/m2/year, (the equivalent of 5 litres of domestic heating fuel a year to heat a surface area of 1 m2).
Currently most houses in Venice fall into "Class E" or "Class F". Venetian buildings consume on average the equivalent of more than 12 litres of heating fuel per year to heat a surface area of 1 m2, more than twice as much as our apartments. This reduced energy consumption will be reflected in significant savings in heating costs.
UNDER-FLOOR HEATING AND FORCED-AIR FAN SYSTEM
The under-floor heating system is complemented by a forced-air system which can be switched to cool in the summer.
Under-floor heating is powered centrally by a heat pump and domestic hot water is provided by three condensing boilers. The distribution of hot water is boosted by a re-circulating loop to give rapid delivery.
These systems are designed to achieve:
- reduced energy consumption; low energy costs
- simple operation with separate controls for each apartment
- management of facilities for each apartment
- low maintenance costs
- reduced carbon emissions
The centralised heating system is designed to reduce energy consumption, keeping running costs to a minimum and providing individual smart-metering systems and heat and temperature controls in each apartment.Read more
The glass island's House APT9 Venice, Veneto - Venice, Italy
Additional Location Information
The Venetian navigation network provides an easy connection between Murano and Venice, Marco Polo Airport and the other lagoon's islands. This development is just a few minutes’ walk from the Murano ACTV water-bus stop 'Navagero'. There are no bridges to cross and is just a two-minute walk from the beautiful Church of San Donato. From Venice - Line no. 4.1, 4.2, 3, DM and LN for timetables visit sito www.actv.it From the airport - Alilaguna Blue and Red Line for timetables visit: www.alilaguna.it .
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Last updated on June 04, 2014
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bright, comfortable, quiet and so close to the city center
Left on 11/04/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | P&L D
This flat is part of a very modern refurbishment of an old factory on the island of Murano. It has two separate bedrooms, two bathrooms and a very pleasant living room with a fully equipped kitchen. All rooms have a view on the laguna. There is a baker in the neighbourhood, as well as a supermercato (coop, near Murano Museo vaporetto stop). We fell just like at home in this appartment.
The trip to Venice takes just a few minutes with vaporetto lines 4.1 and 4.2, and in the evening, after having roamed the narrow and busy streets of the historical city center, we were quite happy to come back to the beautiful and quiet environment of Murano.
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