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studiodosi: new parma headquarters
mar 19, 2010
studiodosi: new parma headquarters


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.


at night


floor plan


side elevation


elevation


elevation

elevation

elevation

elevation

project info:
client: provincia di parma
location: parma, italy
surface: 13.500 sqm
year: 2009
prize: second place
chief architect: stefano dosi   
team: igeam srl, d.insinga & c. srl
collaborators: claudia cirolli, valentina guerrini, antonio mularoni (studiodosi),
giuseppe todisco (igeam), federico santarosa (insinga), giuseppe orselli (landscape),
climagrun BZ (botanic)

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