A good place to work
A large park is the green heart of the new HQ buildings of Crédit-Agricole Italia in Parma, Italy. The complex – generated from the geometry of the original settlement – is composed by three volumes. The two EcoUffici buildings are connected via the underground Forum, covered by a ‘green hill’. The Forum hosts a reception, a refreshment point and the new company restaurant, which can also be used as a meeting area. The offices have been designed to allow for flexible work arrangements, comprising of break and relaxation areas, a new auditorium, open-space offices, meeting rooms, personal lockers and a focus room. The green inner courtyards under the central pent roofs provide plenty of daylight. Altogether, the interior design by Frigerio Design Group communicates a corporate culture that regards the wellbeing of the workforce as a core value and a powerful growth factor.
Energy and resource-efficient
As the name suggests, the ‘Green Life’ HQ aim to maximize energy efficiency and minimize the ecological footprint. In 2019, the complex gained a LEED Platinum certification. The energy required comes from renewable sources while materials are durable and recyclable. The geothermal heating and cooling system with natural night-time cooling of the offices and the use of grey water further contribute to achieving sustainability. For the various interiors, the project introduces the concept of ‘sensory comfort’, the optimization of the quality of the spaces in hygrothermal, acoustic and lighting engineering terms. The high indoor environmental quality further enhances happiness and productivity of staff. Finally, the ‘Arboretum Crédit Agricole’ Park is there for all employees to use and enjoy. With over 500 new trees and thousands of shrubs and flowers, it creates a pleasant micro-climate, especially during the summer months.
|Client||Crédit Agricole Italia|
|Architects||Frigerio Design Group|
|Project type||New building|
|Gross floor area m2||135000|
|Number of employees||1600|
|Lighting||Zumtobel | Guzzini|
|Flooring||Schneider Electric | Odorizzi | Marazzi|
|Workspace Furniture||Unifor | Knoll | Truedesign srl | Dauphin | Bene | Bruno Pedroni | Segis | Pedrali | Arper | Fantoni | Silentgliss | Citterio | Aresline | Arredouno | Blastation|
|Conference Furniture||Truedesign srl|