Project by Fortebis Group
New offices for the municipality of Rome
Since December 2015, more than 1,500 workers from the Città Metropolitana di Roma have been transferred to the new
Torre Europarco (Europarco Tower) located in the EUR neighbourhood, in Rome. The Tower is part of a wider project by Transit-Purini Thermes for the business park of Rome comprised between Rome’s countryside and the historical city centre; the Ministry of Health (furnished by Ares Line) and the maxi-mall are already operational while the residential building Eurosky by Purini is ready for use. The Europarco Tower, which features a particular facade covering, was first conceived in the winter 2006-2007. It would be evident to spectators that its visual changes based on the light it receives and on the position in which they are, thanks to a vertical sunshade system alternated on the four facades, with higher or lower density. Over 100 metres high and with 31 floors, the building was designed by the Rome-based firm for Parsitalia group through a BNL/BNP Paribas fund; today, it hosts the new Città Metropolitana di Roma. The tower has an overall surface of 37,000 m2, and will be the new office location for all the staff of Palazzo Valentini (ex-office of the Province of Rome) by the end of the year. Ares Line, winner of the last Consip Agreement, purchase centre of the Italian Public Administration, is currently furnishing the new office of Città Metropolitana di Roma with 950 operational work chairs, over 3,600 chairs and, through Medit Italia, more than 7,000 m2 of curtains, as laid down in the agreement. Thanks to its strong competitive presence, the company was able to source and provide a very high number of supplies in a very short time to meet the binding needs of the client. The collaboration between Ares Line and the designing firm Fortebìs Group of Rome was quite a success, in designing the space planning of all 31 floors of the Tower.
For the first time, the Consip agreement asked the companies who were awarded the project, to collaborate with an architecture firm.
The challenge was successfully met thanks to the strength of Fortebìs in work space planning and in collaboration with Ares Line, already a leader in the sector of office and public spaces seating solutions.
By supplying the furniture to the Città Metropolitana di Roma, Ares Line worked again on tailored projects: besides the standard supply as required by the Consip, the client indeed asked to design and produce tailored furniture, such as the reception desk and its pigeonhole behind it. The reception desk, which has an integrated scanner for incoming parcels and a lower area for the disabled, was produced with Fonology sound-absorbing material, just as the background wall. The experience of Fonology, a brand of Ares Line, in the field of acoustic correction, made it possible to create a product not only functional and aesthetically in line with the client’s requirements, but also able to absorb the noise typical of crowded and chaotic places like a large building’s lobby.
Headquarters of Roma Città Metropolitana in Rome, Italy;
project fitted with Samrt seats / Trendy First Class seats / Zero9 and Zero9 filo seats / Naxos sofa / curtains
- Name: Roma Città Metropolitana
- Location: Rome, Italy
- Year of development: 2016
- Segments: Office
- Capacity: 1500
- Dimension: 37.000 sqm