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Milan-based design firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel has announced the plans for the “restyling” of the historic Enel headquarters in Rome, Italy. The base for the Italian energy company, built in the 1960s, will be redesigned and updated to encourage “corporate welfare, urban regeneration, innovation and sustainability.”

“The project proposed by Enel and designed by our practice facilitates the redesign of a building from the sixties, reimagining it according to completely new functional principles in line with emerging professional requirements,” ACPV co-founder Patricia Viel said in an interview with Construction Specifier.

The utilization of biophilic design elements and sustainability concepts are noted as a key component of the project. Once finished, the sustainability and comfort of the revamped historic Enel headquarters will be evaluated to ensure it achieves gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and WELL certifications.

Click here for the full article from Construction Specifier.

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