The Chiesi Headquarters in Parma is the protagonist of the monograph "SPAZIO LAVORO ARCHITETTURA", published by Electaarchitettura, which documents its conception and construction based on a project by EFA studio di architettura.
and sustainable, a book describes the Chiesi Group's headquarters
Parma, Emilia-Romagna Italy - 14 December 2021
The Chiesi Headquarters in Parma, the pharmaceutical group's headquarters, is the protagonist of the monograph "Spazio Lavoro Architettura", published by Electaarchitettura, which documents its conception and construction based on a project by EFA studio di architettura. Built on a surface area of 46,300 square metres - redeveloping a disused industrial area without consuming any agricultural land - the Chiesi Headquarters houses about 540 people, including the Group's top management. "Innovation", "people" and "sustainability" are the three key words that guided the EFA architectural studio in the configuration of the management building erected near the Research Centre, inaugurated in 2011, thus ensuring the birth of a true citadel of enterprise. "The construction of the new Headquarters was a source of great pride for Chiesi. It is, in fact, extraordinary to have completed a work that allows us to look to the future in a perspective even more oriented towards innovation and internationalisation, while remaining tied to our roots," comments President Alberto Chiesi. Despite the pandemic, we have been able to inhabit it since 2020 and now, with the gradual return to normality, it is truly becoming the meeting point for the over 6,000 people who animate our Group. This volume by Electaarchitettura is also a thank you to everyone who worked on the project". Sociality, inclusiveness and the overall welfare of employees are at the basis of the design scenes that have given rise to a multifunctional pavilion, an auditorium and a company restaurant. "This is an important project for Chiesi and for the city of Parma, which sees an area of great visibility from the motorway front redeveloped," says Maria Pilar Vettori of EFA studio architecture. The new Headquarters," adds Pietro Chierici of EFA, "is part of the broader "KilometroVerdeParma" project, a tree-lined corridor along the A1 motorway created to redevelop the environment of one of the busiest stretches of motorway in Europe, in continuity with the spirit of Chiesi, a charitable company in Italy, the United States and France. As proof of these choices, the Headquarters is the first building of its kind to obtain LEED Platinum (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification in Italy and is among the first 35 buildings in the world".
'Gazzetta di Parma', 14/12/2021