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Europarco Tower

  • Roma

  • 2013

  • Contractor Europarco srl - Project Manager: ing. L. Di Tria - Progettazione esecutiva: Ufficio Tecnico Europarco srl – ing. L. Chiocchi – arch. M. Prozzo

Europarco Development is a complex project of 805,000 cubic meters mostly for private offices with commercial space recreational and residential buildings

Europarco Business Park in Rome occupies a large area, with new buildings and architecture from different geometries. Amongst them, the Europarco Tower soars with 35 floors, 120 metres, clad in glass curtain walling. The building represents the first tower to exceed 100 metres ever realised in Rome. It focuses to maximise attention on its urban connections and it is inspired by the most advanced architectural research.
The building was also conceived to contain costs. Central core facilities, office spaces at the edges, outer columns partially prefabricated, facade composed by assembled opaque profiles and freestanding cells, sometimes in double glazing, sometimes decorated, but with approximate equal weights of 300/320 kg. The special feature is the basement, which is achieved by a continuous shell-white mat, where you can find services of greater importance, such as the great hall, the assembly hall and nursery areas, which overlook the courtyard garden.
This courtyard garden is originated from the pedestrian square, and it forms the fulcrum of the entire Europarco development.
The architectural skin of the Tower is a direct consequence of this energy-saving principal. The different conditions of sun exposure determine the number of shutters, the positions and the quantity of opaque panels, from the north transparency to the south façade marked by multiple blades of vertical blinds.
The building is the expression of the architectural approach of Studio Transit, where a sober creativity, a great variety of elements and a very formal frame study, have always been the characteristics of the achievements for 30 years. The result is there for all to see. A reduced environmental impact that, conversely, enhances the architectural language used.

Systems

  • Structural silicone unitized curtain walling

  • Ground floor stick c.w. system

  • "Eyelid" shaped aluminium rainscreen cladding

  • Aluminium vertical brise soleil

  • Spandrel units with external featuring profiles

Architects

Studio Transit

The Studio Transit in Rome is now consisting of five partners: Gianni Ascarelli, Alessandro Pistolesi, Manuela de Micheli, Sergio Vinci and Roberto Becchetti. After the experiences of the early Seventies in interior architecture, the practice directs its design activities towards residential and commercial sector, as well as in urban redevelopment and metropolitan transport system. Their projects feature an evolved architectural language that, even if constantly connected with past and tradition, contains morphological innovative solutions, advanced technology and a choice of materials consistent with the principles of modernity and rationality.