|Environment Park was built on the initiative of the Regione Piemonte, City of Turin and the European Union and represents an innovative experience in Europe because it is the first Technological and Scientific Park dedicated to the environmental technologies.|
"For the area of Environment Park the Regulating Plan suggests the realisation of a river park on the two sides. The complex of Environment Park is composed by two compact groups of buildings, built on three levels (levels 0, 1, 2): particularly the level 1 is structured as a big platform, which covers the carparks, upon which several buildings rest. In fact, several buildings are built as a compact whole and present themselves as totally covered by extensive lawns, usable as public park, and separated by the wide split of the green valley," (PEPESEC, see below).
|"Conception: The river Dora had to disappear for a Fiat factory under a concrete coping slab. Meanwhile the Dora was laid open and flows through a sprawling park. On the Brownfield site the Environment Park in Turin was created from 1996 to 1999. As a whole, the Environment Park covers an area of about 30.000 m? consisting of laboratories, offices and service centers.|
"The entire roof area of about 20.000 m? has been greened. Seen from above the Environment Park Turin appears as a system of living gardens. The approximate 5.000 m? more inclined roof areas were carried out with the ZinCo System ?Pitched Green Roof?, which provides for permanent transferring of the shear forces into the reinforced eaves and that the vegetation cover stays full all year long to avoid erosion," (ZinCo Project Report, see below).
Development: ZinCo's Floraset? FS 75 was installed as the drainage element on the pitched green roof area. See below for the System Build-up.
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|Read the PEPESEC Energy Planning Knowledge Base Case Study here, and their photo stream on here. See the ZinCo Environment Park Turin Project Report here. For more information on the Environment Park Turin project, contact ZinCo Cubiertas Ecol?gicas, S.L.; Tel. + 34 / 93 / 355 62 08; www.zinco-cubiertas-ecologicas.es; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn about ZinCo GmbH in The Greenroof Directory.|
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