Park of Pollino

Multipurpose Center, Campotenese

The Pollino National Park Authority will realize a multipurpose center in Morano Calabro, in the village of Campotenese, between Calabria and Basilicata, housing Park offices areas dedicated to education and exhibition. MCA has designed an external volume in a triangular geometrical form inspired by stacks of wood, while the interior is characterized by curved forms that reflect the profiles of the mountains of the Pollino. The building will use active and passive energy strategies and will be made of wood produced from logging in the Park. 


energy performance

-62% HVAC CO2

12 kg CO2 / mq y

classe B

heating 63 kWht / mq y

cooling 27 kWhf / mq y

Location: Campotenese, Morano Calabro (CS)

Year: 2009 – in progress

Client: Ente Parco Nazionale del Pollino

Surface area: 845 m2

Budget: 1 923 907 Euro

Project: Mario Cucinella Architects

Team: Mario Cucinella, Francesco Barone, Nada Balestri, Alberto Bruno, Giulia Pentella, Giuseppe Perrone, Luca Stramigioli, Pasqualino Tomassi

Structural, Mechanical and Electrical engineering: Politecnica Ingegneria e Architettura

3D Rendering: Engram Studio