The building conceived as a living organism, contains green retail activities, eco-sustainable and social responsibility oriented.
The Green Pea project in Turin will be the first realization in Italy of a format of green retail, oriented to issues of eco-sustainability and social responsibility; it is a multi-purpose commercial center of about 10,000 square meters, commissioned by Eataly Real Estate s.r.l. to the architects Cristiana Catino and Negozio Blu Architetti Associati.
The building joins the first Eataly food and wine center, designed by the same team in 2007, and completes the redevelopment of the former Carpano Lingotto industrial area.
The cornerstone of the project is the a steel rib structure that defines a sort of permeable shell of wooden sunblinds: this is an organic form that envelops the commercial volumes and makes the building breathe, protecting it from the sun. Vegetation is inserted through this structure, becoming a very architectural material; the building appears as a natural organism that vibrates according to the light and the growth of vegetation, thus representing the eco-compatibility concept of the new format at the urban architectural scale.
The relationship between natural and mineral is a common trait, from the tree-lined pedestrian square at the foot of the building to the rooftop, which is conceived as a sort of “fifth façade” equipped as a large hanging green roof.
Architectural solutions and the use of renewable energy sources allow high energy efficiency and the reduction of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere; the green roof mitigates the environmental impact.
The different floors contain exhibition and sales spaces while an entertainment area with restaurant, swimming pool and cocktail bar overlook the green roof. The spatial layout is based on an immediate recognizability of the paths, on the widespread use of natural light, to underline with the green, the design relationship between interior and exterior.
Address: Lingotto – Via Nizza – Turin
Property: Eataly Real Estate s.r.l.
Architect Cristiana Catino – Turin and Negozio Blu Architetti Associati – Turin
CEAS Structural analysis center S.r.l. – Milan
S.A.P.I. – Turin
STUDIO RIGONE – Milan
Summary of project data: Start of work – December 2018 – End of works -August 2020-
Format: Retail Park – Shopping Center and services
Gross floor area: sqm. 10,500
Sale area: mq. 5,600
N. sales spaces: 35
Services areas, restaurant and wellness: mq. 4,900
Levels: 4 above ground
No. of parking spaces: 500
Conctacts and Info:
Architect Cristiana Catino:
M. +39 335. 694. 47.31