- Structural Engineer: Gilberto Sarti
- Mechanical Engineer And Klimahaus Consultant: Michele De Beni
- Fire Consultant: Fernando Orlandi
- City: Rome
- Country: Italy
Text description provided by the architects. The project is located in a major and well connected industrial area, the Tecnopolo Tiburtino, finalized to the advanced research production, located on the east side of the city of Rome. The closeness to the Tecnopolo Hill, where the historical Capannacce Complex is located, is an opportunity to have volumetric connections and new views.
The building is a clear and compact volume, with an interesting relationship with the context. The position along the ring of the famous hill, permits to admire the building in motion, catching the inside rotating mood.
Thanks to the special facade system, which consists of alternating reflective steel panels and glass panels, the building seems to dematerialize, blending with the surrounding environment.
The gradual panel rotation on its axis, gives a further dynamic sense, reflecting sometimes the green color of the opposite hill.
The reflective steel panels are characterized by different depths, depending on their position, assuring always different visual effects depending on the side from which the building is enjoyed. The facade effect guarantees a strong dynamism to the building itself.
The building is composed of a series of floors, linked through connections clearly readable on the exterior facade. These connections create stairs, terraces or slopes, hosting conference rooms or outdoor auditorium, providing a functional layout extremely varied and flexible.
The square shape is made also by an inner courtyard which enforce the inside perception of the hole building, most of all in the ground floor, where the 2 opposite entrances are placed.Thanks to the courtyard, that starts from the underground floor, this level is naturally lighted and is enriched by a new outdoor space. This floor is enlarged by a wide staircase too, which connects the underground with the ground floor main hall.
Car park is both on the underground floor and outdoor, in the garden.Offices are placed along the 4 floors, in succession with meeting rooms.The layout and the vertical distribution, with opposite staircases and elevators, define 2 independent units with entrances directly connected with the outside.
The 2 staircases wrap the 4 facades of the building, and their climbing is always a chance of new views.
The building envelope and its mechanical installations, entrusted to the home automation technology, will be extremely technological and performing, ensuring to the building the A energy class in Casaclima certification.To ensure such purpose the external cover is light but strongly isolated with high transpiration, while the internal structure, “heavy” with high heat inertia, is built with reinforced concrete and steel pillars.
The heating system is based on a VRV heating pump and mechanical ventilating systems, associated with high performing regenerators.The energetic need is partly fulfilled by the use of renewable sources, such as solar panels and photovoltaic panels placed on the top of the building.