It seems like Green Made in Italy is conquering the real estate market nowadays. The prestigious real estate fair that takes place in Cannes – MIPIM – has given the “People’s Choice Award” 2015 to the Oxygen Eco-Tower. This green building, just like the Bosco Verticale by architect Stefano Boeri, is also designed by an Italian. The project was part of the exhibition at the Italian Pavilion, sponsored and organised by ICE and ANCE, in the Riviera Hall at MIPIM.
Massimo Roj, who works for the firm Progetto CMR, outclassed over 40 designs that were competing from all over the world. The design of the Oxygen Eco-Tower was inspired by the concept of a flower growing upwards, as the utmost tribute to Mother Nature. Hence, the organic geometry is transformed into a unique project in terms of experience, where man is in perfect harmony with the environment.
This prototype of sustainable design and luxury creates a constellation of vertical villas, a residential tower, green, versatile and luxurious, developed on 75 floors. The residential tower is 277 meters high, the space is of 125.800m2, of which only 61.000m2 are gardens. Four different typologies of villas (that add up to a total of 161, each one with its own private garden and swimming-pool), are repeated in sequence creating an amazing effect, forming the tower. Shops, restaurants, library, kindergarten, vip-lounge, cigar bar, SPA, tennis courts, running track and media stores are part of the services that will present a high quality of life to the residents.
The Oxygen Eco-Tower runs with solar panels that are installed on the roof to produce electric energy; the geometric structure is capable of controlling the heating system and AC, eliminating the carbon dioxide emissions, as well as filtering the external air through the centralised ventilation system, to guarantee the perfect indoor temperature.
Oxygen Eco-Tower is a symbol of Italian style in the world, an architecture that communicates, in its most refined and noble embodiment, the best of the design in external finishes and in the realisation of interior spaces. As the architect Massimo Roj said “In Italy we have companies, artists and artisans who have always been the wealth and pride of Made in Italy and thanks to the high quality of the products, they represent a growth engine for our market abroad. Made in Italy is popular and appreciated anywhere in the world, it is a resource that all of us must continue to promote and protect.”
Article by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi for The Untitled Magazine