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The new Australian Pavilion at the Biennale Gardens in Venice was immediately seen as an innovative project that the Australia Council for the Arts dedicated to future exhibitions promoted by the institution. In collaboration with the prestigious studio Denton Corcker Marshall of Melbourne, STEAM was involved in developing the project for the mechanical, electrical and special systems, followed by works management operations that brought great satisfaction. It was inaugurated on 5 May 2015. Thermal insulation, emotional lighting for the exhibition area and microclimate control of the works exhibited are the key features designed by STEAM to make the pavilion the ideal place for its use.

The proposed strong mechanical systems are tested solutions. They allow indoor performance to be achieved for the internal environment that is required to guarantee thermal comfort for users and to protect works of art while minimising energy consumption for operations, noise, visual impact and investment costs, and reducing management and maintenance expenses and requirements of space.

The proposed plant engineering solution for air conditioning at the Australian Pavilion provides a high-quality museum and exhibition space, in accordance with the architectural goals of an elegant, timeless building. It provides the performance of international standards.

This result was achieved thanks to HVAC system design coordinated with the architectural and aesthetic features in order to help guarantee this result.

The outcome of this project integration led to a high-performance HVAC system in full compliance with regulations that require a reduction in energy consumption.