From duty to beauty is the Green Pea’s motto, the new Eataly Real Estate project inaugurated today.
The Farinetti family’s third Made in Italy business project after UniEuro and Eataly.
The eco-sustainable building – a sort of natural organism- is designed by Natural Architettura Cristiana Catino and Negozio Blu Architetti (Ambrosini, Gatti, Grometto) former designers of the first Eataly.
Should we stop consuming or start consuming with Respect? Green Pea answers this question with an idea: it’s time to enjoy the beautiful side of behaving and consuming, in full Respect of Nature. And Eataly Real Estate S.r.l. has invested 50 million euros
In the 20s, sustainably behaving must become cool, and Green Pea aims to be the symbol of this cultural change.
5 floors (160,000 sqf), over 100 partners participate in this project to launch a new way of consuming: you can become part of the change with every purchase.
Green Pea is the final step in the redevelopment of the former Carpano Lingotto industrial district is a highly sustainable building, a manifesto of Green Architecture, built with new technologies and natural materials to convey through architecture the idea of respect and harmony with nature.
The building -surrounded by 2.000 trees and plants- was designed as an innovative and resilient element, sustainable in every detail. It will breathe in harmony with human beings and with natural elements.
The exterior is characterized by a shell of wooden sunshade slats, a filter between the functions distributed on the different floors and the environment. The lamellas, thermo-treated for external use, come from the forests destroyed by the flood that hit the north east of Italy in 2018.
Designed to be dismantled and recyclable, Green Pea is completely dry assembled.
Greenery is inserted through the organic texture of the façades, becoming part of the architecture. The equipped roof garden, permeated by bioclimatic greenhouses, finally constitutes the fifth façade of the building.
Green Pea thus appears as a natural organism, which breathes and lets you breathe, protects from the sun, vibrates according to the light and the growth of the vegetation.
The engineer Gabriele Gerbi – studio S.A.P.I. – plant and fire protection planner, and Green Pea energy designer, implemented the concepts of sustainability and Respect through the building’s projectechnical parts.
It uses renewable sources that guarantee high efficiency and a reduction of CO2 emissions and it is powered by geothermal wells, photovoltaic and solar panels. Besides, it captures both wind energy and kinetic energy.
The Green Pea Discovery Museum offers suitable paths for all ages to discover how these technologies work through hands-on examples.
Here the energy features which led to the building’s ITACA certification with more than 3 points: ● NZEB Nearly Zero Energy Building, Class A3 .
- thermal energy produced by geothermal plant: 1.848.697,13 kWh
- domestic hot water: thermal energy requirement: 187.484,77 kWh Of which 87,81% = 164.630,38 kWh from renewable energy sources
- heating: thermal energy requirement 1.900.967,095 kWh Of which 88,59% = 1.684.066,75 kWh from renewable energy sources
- Electricity produced by photovoltaics: 140.530,59 kWh
- Lighting: thermal energy requirement 156.232,20 kWh Of which 89,94% = 140.530,59 kWh from renewable energy sources
- All the energy not produced by Green Pea is Green energy, certified by Iren
Photo by Fabio Oggero, courtesy Green Pea