Palazzo dell’Edilizia of Alessandria

Alessandria, Italy


Located next to a legendary battlefield from Napoleon’s second campaign, the Palazzo dell’Edilizia is the headquarters of the public company that manages the union of construction workers in the Alessandria province in northern Italy.

A tall photovoltaic tower tilts upward as a dramatic symbol of sustainability, atop four floors accommodating a laboratory for new technology testing, classrooms, a conference center that can hold up to 250 people, union offices and parking.  Using both geothermal energy and photovoltaic technology, the Palazzo dell’Edilizia of Alessandria will provide 100% of the energy necessary for the life and work of the building year-round.