ProjectsAdministrative Center of Sicilian Region in Palermo

Sicilian Administrative
Offices

The city, the promontory, the sea. ⁠⁠
The earth, the wind, the light.⁠⁠
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We imagined that the Administrative Centre of the Sicilian Region was born from these three elements, from their interaction. ⁠⁠
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As the mountains slide into the sea and together seem to embrace the city, almost surrounding it, so the new house of the Sicilians is articulated in the landscape between horizontal embrace and vertical momentum, in an organic and dynamic flow that synthesises and symbolises the nature of the place.⁠⁠
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Date 2021

State In progress

Location Palermo, Italy

Customer Sicilian Region

Category Competition

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⁠The embrace becomes the key word of this architectural space conceived as inclusive and in dialogue with the citizen, in which public and private coexist and interexchange functionally and visually.⁠⁠
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The upward momentum is a sign, aligned with modern imagery and physical and cultural recognition.⁠⁠
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In a logic in which natural elements reclaim the spaces of the city as vehicles for dialogue and encounter, green is a compositional element of architecture and person is at the center of the design.⁠⁠

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The volume even though extended in height does not stand indifferent and assertive. It deforms, shapes itself within the flow of the winds that protrude from the sea, collects the echoes of the nearby hills, bends to enhance the reflections of the light.⁠⁠
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The volume even though extended in height does not stand indifferent and assertive. It deforms, shapes itself within the flow of the winds that protrude from the sea, collects the echoes of the nearby hills, bends to enhance the reflections of the light.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠

The intervention is configured as a characterizing element of the entire project area and aims at the redevelopment of the current territorial area through the regeneration of the existing urban fabric.

 

The complex, in addition to hosting the employees of the Region, will be a public space accessible to all citizens, a generator of new urban connections, spaces for staying and services for residents.

 

In the project of this important institution, in its position with strength and elegance at the top, it is intended to constitute a signal for the whole Region, visible and clear from a great distance, so that it spreads its positive signal throughout the surrounding area, well beyond the territory,municipal and provincial of the city of Palermo.

Office Space

Special attention was given to the quality of the work spaces, which is a determining factor both for the relationships between people that share a workplace, and for the relationships between the public and the institution.

 

The office spaces were designed with the desire to define a new paradigm of flexibility, fluidity and luminous comfort that maximizes integration and encourages exchanges and interactions between colleagues.

 

Fairness, transparency, quality of relationships, sustainability are the key words on which the design of the office spaces was based.

 

The offices of the tower have been conceived following a modern and effective logic of organization of the spaces. A central core houses the vertical connective system and the services while a distribution space allows access to the operating environments that are articulated along the perimeter.

 

Bird’s eye view is not a new sensation for Palermo people who, living in a city surrounded by mountains, have the opportunity to observe it from multiple perspectives, but have never had the opportunity to observe the city from the city.

Designing for and with nature

Our team made use of the guidelines contained in the WELL Building Standard ™, that is, the first certification that aims to improve our life spent inside buildings, focusing on people’s comfort.

It is based on the internal quality of the environment = well-being of people and on the analysis of the effects that the characteristics of the building have on our behavior thanks to the support of numerous medical-scientific research. 

Therefore, with the aim of creating a New Business Center in the Sicilian Region that is healthy and comfortable for everyone, outdoor and indoor biophilia solutions as well as some water elements have been introduced in the project.

Team
Studio Transit s.r.l., Studio Valle Progettazioni s.r.l., Studio Faraone s.r.l.s. @studio_faraone , Studio Cangemi dei F.lli Cangemi Ing. Antonio e Arch. Agostino s.a.s., United Consulting s.r.l., B+G Ingenieure Bollinger und Grohmann gmbh, Bollinger + Grohmann Ingegneria s.r.l. @bollingergrohmann, Gae Engineering s.r.l. @gaeengineering Studio A&P Architettura e Paesaggio (Emanuele Von Norman e Falvio Trinca) con Eleonora Tomassini e @archiflavio, Vamirgeoind s.r.l., Fabio Roncato.⁠⁠

 

Immagini: @_hereagency @engram_studio

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