The building “Orizzonte EUROPA”, new headquarters of BNL BNP Paribas Group, received the Iconic Awards 2017 as “Best of the Best/Architecture” by the German Design Council. The ceremony took place during the Expo Real exhibition in Monaco (Germany).
Following a careful analysis of hundreds of projects from around the world, an international jury of designers and architects such as Michel Casertano, Marco Dessí, Louise Kiesling, Andrej Kupetz, Silvia Olp, Linda Stannieder and Stefan Weil determined the success of the Roman building developed by BNP Paribas Real Estate and designed by Alfonso Femia Atelier(s).
With a floor area of around 75,000 sq m, 16 storeys (including 4 underground), the building has an original and innovative design that integrates it into the surrounding urban environment, giving the area a modernity that the new Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour high-speed station, designed by architects ABDR Architetti Associati, had already started to develop.
The building will house up to 3,400 workstations, as well as a training centre, an auditorium, a company restaurant, a garage, a terrace offering panoramic views, a gym and a nursery, making it a comfortable place to work according to the modern principles of company welfare.
The project is also marked by the building’s high level of environmental sustainability, which will be see it certified as class A and LEED Gold, with reduced energy consumption compared with a traditional building.
In July 2016, the building received another important recognition, “The Plan 2016” award, as the best property development for office use. The international jury – comprising architects Mario Cucinella, Kim Nielsen, Boris Podrecca, Raymund Ryan, Bernard Tschiumi and Li Xiangning – announced the building as the winner following a careful evaluation of 500 projects from all over the world.