DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B62/S27.073


M. Kanderkova, S. Badurova, M.Cangar
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-21-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 6, Vol. 2, 565-572 pp

The building of railway station in Žilina is built in the style of Modernism. Its historical value is not very important. Building was built between 1937 and 1942. Its artistic and cultural qualities significantly exceed its historical value. The railway station is a typical example of Modernism artistic style, including characteristic details and aesthetics of Modernism epoch. Here we present the description of historical-artistic-cultural characteristics of the building, as well as its incorporation into the urban environment of Žilina town. Our focus is on the possible ways of modernisation. The principle is to preserve architectural features and artistic value of the building while improving its thermal performance. Environmental assessment of the building modernisation is calculated in comparative studies. They compare existing building envelope structures insulated with different types of insulating materials: starting with commercially used insulators ending up with environmentally friendly materials.

Keywords: railway station, eco indicator OI3, thermal performance, heat transfer
coefficient, natural materials