Client: CNA Confederazione Nazionale dell'Artigianato e della Piccola e Media Impresa
Gross Floor Area: 5.374 m2
Architects: Open Project
Main Contractor: ATI Car + Giuliani
Structural: Studio Tecnico Majowiecki Architettura Strutturale
?Mechanical: Clima Studio 3
Electrical: Executive Energy
Furnishings: Paolo Castelli
Photography: 1/19 © Luca Capuano, 20/27 © Paolo Castelli Spa
Open Project S.r.l.
Established in 1984 by specialists in various areas of design and consultancy to effectively manage every aspect of the construction process from conception to works management, Open Project Srl is a multidisciplinary architecture and engineering firm. It has extensive experience in land use planning and the integrated design of complexes for the manufacturing, logistics, retail and agro-food sectors, social housing and residential builds. In response to changing needs in the redevelopment of brownfield sites, Open Project has expanded into property valuation and consultancy services.
In response to growing market complexity and specialization, in late 1988 Open Project obtained UNI-EN-ISO 9001 certification for architecture and engineering, which was extended in 2004 to works management. International specialist in the structural design of large constructions, Professor Massimo Majowiecki has now also joined Open Project. Today, the firm is a team of 42 professionals, including architects, engineers and technical experts, who work with a network of qualified external consultants and specialists on the various stages of each project.
Open Project’s design approach is based on environmental sustainability. The construction process typically involves large-scale consumption of non-renewable energy and the production of harmful emissions. Designing the built environment in terms of environmental sustainability, however, must be based on two fundamental criteria: the minimization of energy consumption (through the construction of intelligent building envelopes, good thermal insulation, sunscreens, the use of sustainable and recyclable materials, and intelligent water use) and the maximization of energy autonomy (through the use of renewable energy sources such as solar, geothermal and wind energies). Open Project is a member of Green Building Council Italia, a non-profit organization founded in 1993 with over eleven thousand members, that works to educate and encourage public awareness of sustainable housing. The GBC manages Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design in Italy, a set of rating systems for sustainable construction developed in the United States and applied in forty countries around the world.
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