Arpae project in the Shortlisted for the Civic category at the #WANAwards19
27 Aug 2019
The WAN Awards 2019 have announced the Shortlist for the “Civic” category!
The new Arpae headquarters (Regional Agency for Environment and Energy) inaugurated on December 6th, 2018, made it to the Shortlist.
The project represents a symbol of environmental and energy sustainability to such an extent that it has been included in the list of the ten most innovative projects in the world. The new Arpae headquarters was born from the idea of exploring the relationship between appearance and performance: the building, made entirely of wood, develops around a central courtyard that constitutes the core of the complex and functions as a climatic garden. The roof, the so-called fifth façade, is the design element that most characterizes the project, with a series of natural light ducts that give the structure an architectural identity and facilitate natural ventilation.