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Greenroof Project of the Week for August 26, 2013: Environment Park (EnviPark)

on August 27, 2013 at 6:42 pm under Project of the Week: 8/26/13

Environment Park (EnviPark)
Turin, Italy
215,278 sf. Greenroof


Project Description & Details

A former brownfield site of heavy industry, Environment Park – Parco Scientifico Tecnologico per l’Ambiente – or simply EnviPark, is an eco-efficient research and innovation center in Turin. As a whole, Environment Park covers an area of about 30.000 m2 consisting of laboratories, offices, service centers, and residential areas. Construction and redevelopment began in 1996 to 1999 with site remediation, reconstruction of the landscape, ecological renewal of water systems, and construction of a residential and industrial sector.

The designers of Environment Park daylighted the Dora River, which had straddled the area but had been paved over with a concrete coping slab to accommodate a Fiat factory, among others. Now the Dora flows through the serene sprawling greenspace, which also boasts wide expanses of both flat and pitched green roofs; it is considered the largest green roof in Italy. The entire roof area of ca. 20.000 m2 was greened by ZinCo. The ZinCo System “Pitched Green Roof” was installed on the steeper roof areas (ca. 5.000 m2).

Year: 1999
Owner: Environment Park S.p.A.
Location: Turin, Italy
Building Type: Park
Type: Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 215,278 sq.ft.
Slope: 15%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public


Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect/Design: Emilio Ambasz, Benedetto Camerana and Giovanni Durbiano
Contractor: Perardi Giardini and Rivarolo Canavese
Greenroof System: ZinCo
ZinCo Supplier: ZinCo Italia
Consultant: Geotekna

Click here to see more information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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