The Superior School of Design, Management ,Production Technologies of Aveiro North (ESAN)
The Superior School of Design, Management ,Production Technologies of Aveiro North (ESAN), is dedicated to teaching and research, belonging to Polytechnic education subsystem.
ESAN is inserted in the region of Entre-Douro and Vouga (EDV) taking a strong regional component. The EDV is a national regions best positioned in terms of international value and export orientation, having also been regarded as one of the most competitive regions of Portugal. The economic activity sectors that have great importance in the regional and national economy are: molds, automotive components, engineering, footwear, cork, food, etc ...
Currently ESAN develops activity in the areas of design and product development, industrial organization, technologies and systems of production and technology and information and communication systems, whether through its educational supply of higher level or through their supply education and post-secondary training in technical and vocational
Having worked until the end of the school year 2013/2014 in temporary facilities provided by the Municipality of Oliveira de Azeméis, ESAN started the school year 2014/2015 in its new permanent premises and also transferred by this municipality, located in Quinta do Comandante(Cercal Park). These new facilities, whose design is of my own, combined with a modern park equipment, has endowed this school of modern appropriate physical condition to a school and a high potential for applied research.
The Municipality of Oliveira de Azeméis and the University of Aveiro have joined forces to build the Superior School of Design, Management ,Production Technologies of Aveiro North (ESAN), the first public building of high energy efficiency and low impact in Portugal. Conceived by a team coordinated by architect Joaquim Morais Oliveira and by a group of technical experts in energy efficiency, (Eneres), the building itself is a model of intervention, in which one opts for the optimization of environmental quality and Low energy and material resources, reducing wastewater, energy and gas emissions and minimizing the impact on human health, natural resources, climate change and the quality of ecosystems, thereby , The entire life cycle of the building. This is undoubtedly the first building built in Portugal with this integrated and radical approach to energy efficiency contextualized within a framework of austerity, low cost and huge savings in consumption and maintenance.
The key lies in an architectural conception that attributes to the architecture itself the ability to effectively control the mechanisms that determine the flow and application of energy; Where all the fundamental decisions - those that determine the energetic relation of the building with its surroundings and those that determine the mechanisms of transference of energy inside the building - materialize in a perfectly oriented architecture, isolated.
The result is manifested in a project that regulates and takes advantage of solar energy, in a form endowed with mass and inertia indispensable to accumulate and transfer energy to its users in a controlled way, in an organized spatial distribution to achieve the maximum comfort and yield to Of the best distribution of energy, in a design designed to adapt to climate change, the seasons of the year and the demands generated by the use of the building, and finally, in a building equipped with a congruent level of intelligence capable of collecting information On the state of the surrounding environment and indoor conditions (heat, humidity, air quality and lighting quality), in order to react dynamically, always being configured and adapted to the most appropriate and balanced mode of operation.
Located in a unique setting of Oliveira de Azeméis and destined for a specific public use this new building Park of Cercal - Campus for Innovation, Competitiveness and Qualified Entrepreneurship, is an energetic machine designed to navigate over the years in a calculated and balanced relationship between quality Environment and consumption.
Energy is not created or destroyed, it is neither generated nor consumed. Energy is a valuable resource of natural origin that transforms, transports from one medium to the other, is extracted, accumulated, and emitted at the right moment and in the most appropriate form, throughout the daily, seasonal and Annuals that characterize the life of the building. In a historical moment such as this one in which we live, austerity and intelligence in the management and use of material and energy resources is not an alternative, it is an imperative requirement of society, to which the Municipality of Oliveira de Azeméis and the University of Aveiro respond Coherently in the creation of this building.