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Building Green Futures, Naples, Italy
Mario Cucinella unveils “Building Green Futures” at the World Urban Forum in Naples
“Providing access to modern sources of energy and comfortable living conditions for people in need through green buildings and smart micro-grids”: this is the ambitious goal of “Building Green Futures”, an innovative non-profit organization launched by the Italian architect Mario Cucinella at the World Urban Forum in Naples.
The newly established organization was presented on Sept 3rd at a dedicated event attended by representatives of UN Habitat, UNESCO, UNRWA, civil society organizations, private sector companies and academic institutions.
“The problem we are up against is that buildings consume more than one third of global natural resources, while over a billion people live in slums, most of them in developing countries” said Cucinella during his presentation. “Green Buildings and clean technologies can be the solutions to this problem. Both are affordable and sustainable means to enable universal access to water, modern sources of energy, and development opportunities, while ensuring the protection of our natural resources for generations to come. Building Green Futures is about mobilizing architects, private companies, governments and development agencies towards these goals.”
Interview with Mario Cucinella by Silvia Fessia on Vimeo, Jan 14, 2011:
Mario Cucinella – Key Projects
Featured Building by Mario Cucinella Architects srl:
Bologna City Council Headquarters, Bologna, Italy
Date built: 2005-09
photo : Daniele Domenicali
Bologna Civic Offices
The new building is situated behind the central train station in the Bolognina district on the site of the former fruit and vegetable wholesale market. The project seeks to upgrade the area and re-connect it to the city centre.
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Location:via de’ Carracci 6/M – 40129 Bologna, Italy
Mario Cucinella – Practice Information
Mario Cucinella Architects srl office based in Bologna, north Italy
ar+d Commendation 2003
Mario was born in 1960. He founded Mario Cucinella Architects in Paris in 1992 and in Bologna in 1999. He received since the beginning of its activities, major awards in international competitions. Cucinella is “Honorary Professor” at Nottingham University, England, UK, and regularly lectures in Italy and abroad. He also founded Building Green Future (non-profit organization) in 2012.
picture : Foster + Partners
photograph © Adrian Welch
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