‘Green Life’ Crédit-Agricole Italia Bank New Headquarter
Studio: Frigerio Design Group
Project: ‘Green Life’ Crédit-Agricole Italia Bank New Headquarter
Location: Parma, Italy
Credit: Enrico Cano, Mario Carrieri
Maximum green area and minimum ecological footprint for the new headquarters of the Crédit-Agricole Italia bank, ‘Green Life’: an eco-sustainable complex both for the external environment of nature and for the internal ‘human’ one, expression of the new ‘smart and green’ approach with which Crédit-Agricole has renewed its brand identity.
The new headquarter volumes are arranged around the perimeter of the area to house a large park in the center. Architecture arises from the context and enhances it by making itself the expression of a city, a society and a history, and at the same time taking on new character and personality.
The offices have been designed with a view to smart-working to meet the needs of a new way of working flexible and able to bring the person back to the center. The interior design is in tune with the change that Crédit-Agricole has put in place: from the environment to the work-environment, from smart-working to smart-living, from collaboration to sharing.
The project introduces the concept of ‘sensory comfort’, that is the optimization of the quality of the spaces in hygrothermal, acoustic and lighting engineering terms: wellbeing of workers is an added value and a powerful growth factor.
The complex is powered by a geothermal plant of 800 KW and a photovoltaic system of 428 KW, and is certified by Leed Gold.