Green Facade Building

Rimini Forum Center - Multipurpose building

This small mixed-use five story building is characterized by curved facades facing the street, covered with a green skin that evokes traditional ivy-covered buildings. The façade consists of a lattice of steel to support climbing plants that seamlessly cover the entire length of the building. The roof gives the building a uniform appearance that is interrupted by only one vertical opening, a deep rift that leads to a back garden.

Location: Rimini,Italy

Year: Project 2003, building 2004-2008

Client: Edile Carpentieri Srl


Surface area: 1 500 m2

Budget: 2 200 000€

Project: Mario Cucinella Architects Srl

Team: Mario Cucinella, Elizabeth Francis, Enrico Iascone, Davide Paollini


Structural engineering: Gilberto Sarti, Fabio Lombardini

Services engineering: Polistudio

Electrical engineering: Raimondi e Montanari snc

Construction Management: Arch. Massimo Morandi

Thermic and hydrolic: Idrotermica Dice Srl

General Contractor: Edilecarpentieri

Facades: Facadesign snc

Metal structures: Saif snc

Shutters: Artinfissi srl


Photographer: Daniele Domenicali