Eco-efficient building, headquarters of the Ministry of Tourism and Environment of Montenegro 

The design for the new Ministry of Tourism and Environment of Montenegro is conceived to create a completely efficient building from an energy standpoint. Modern technologies, innovative solutions and natural elements find a fair balance and equilibrium in this concept. The main level, is dedicated to offices is designed as a large plate where the maximum level of natural lighting and ventilation is achieved via the facades, an innovative system of chimneys on the roof and a sequence of open courts. The upper level is composed of a set of rectangular volumes of different materials and heights.


energy performance

-70% HVAC CO2

14 kg CO2 / mq y


heating 57 kWht / mq y

cooling 94 kWhf / mq y

Location: Podgorica, Montenegro

Year: 2009

Client: Ministero dell’ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare - Italia e Ministry of Tourism and Environment of Montenegro

Surface area: 4.000 m2

Budget: 12 ML €

Project: Mario Cucinella Architects

Team: Mario Cucinella, Alberto Bruno, Riccardo Minghini, Sarah Jane Mc Gee, Giuseppe Perrone

Project Management and Engineering: Favero & Milan Ingegneria

Local Support: DFS Engineering

Mechanical engineering: TiFS Ingegneria

Renders 3D: Engram Studio