GREEN PEA RETAIL PARKArea Eataly Lingotto, Torino
The project focuses on respect for the environment and was conceived with the ambition of making a significant contribution to the surrounding urban landscape and to spreading the values of environmental sustainability. An architecture in which sustainable materials, vegetation and natural light are the absolute protagonists. A manifesto built as an experience of the possibilities and beauty of the new technologies of conscious building and of the values represented by a vision of respect for the environment and for human beings.
The organic volume, with its unusual, faceted form, is developed over five floors with a height of 25 m in continuity with the existing building line and extending the Eataly façade.
The north-south orientation and the flared shape of the top floor are designed to adapt to climatic and environmental conditions and ensure the best distribution of sunlight. The organic texture of the wooden façades incorporates the vegetation, which becomes a real constituent material of the architecture.
The architectural elements that iconically characterise the project are an outer enclosure consisting of a double layer of surfaces and an outer shell of wooden sunshade slats, supported by a steel rib that forms a technical “treillage” that acts as a filter between inside and outside and allows the building to breathe, open up to the city and protect itself from the sun. The slats, heat-treated for outdoor use and stiffened by a metal core, were made from fir wood recovered from the forests of Trentino’s Val di Fiemme and Belluno area, destroyed by the October 2018 storm.