Studio Dosi’s entry for the New Parma province headquarter competition. Designboom ( http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/9882/studiodosi-new-parma-headquarters.html ) writes about it:
“italian architectural firm studiodosi received second prize for the competition to design a new headquarters for the province of parma, italy.
the compact public office building consists of three levels above ground and one underground, with an area of 13.500 sqm. the main features are its double skin treatment (the inner one is double glazed with wide air space, while the outer envelope is made with an irregular shaped climbing vegetable strips), the great flexibility of the internal space allows a real modulation of all the demanded functions.
the most important bioclimatic aspects which were considered was the green components; an ‘active’ element, the quest for perfect natural light, ventilated walls and the natural air extraction through ‘wind towers’ and strong attention to social comfort. no CO2 emissions, waste water collection, geothermal plant, thermal & photovoltaic solar panels, A+ energy class, attention to future disposal (ANAB & ecolabel materials), soil maximum
permeability: functionality and performance with a strong identity were the key for this ‘palace of environment’ and ‘agriculture and innovation’ of the new headquarters of the province of parma.”