Eco-Cocoon - Green Academy
Renewal of a former paper factory in Marzabotto, Bologna, Italy
On the ground level, the old factory is transformed into a space for start-ups. On the two upper floors, we design an eco-science museum. Research laboratories are inserted in the museum and research becomes part of the exhibits. On top of the old factory, we design the terrace with all sort of different plants. The part of the factory with the characteristic square roofs is transformed into a children’s museum. Space is left untreated, rough, evoking memory of the past, while allowing the new program to take over. A life-style center for food and drink opens up to the forum, which hosts bazaars, exhibitions, gatherings and activities. Three linear blocks form the school – research – training center, dedicated to the culture of ecology and sustainability..
Architectural Design: Rena Sakellaridou, Morpho Papanikolaou, SPARCH Sakellaridou / Papanikolaou Architects
Collaborating Architects: N. Apergis A. Georgiadis, N. Tsompikou G. Papanikolaou, A. Verteouri, A. Vasileiou
Students: D. Pouniou, Z. Kokogia, P. Vryza, K. Venieris, A. Carrer Vives, M. Vollas
SPARCH SAKELLARIDOU / PAPANIKOLAOU ARCHITECTS / All rights reserved / 2019