NEW ADMINISTRATIVE CENTRE OF REGIONE SICILIA

The project New Horizons wins the international design competition

15.04.2021

It will be the largest public building in the construction sector ever launched in Italy. The New Administrative Center of the Sicilian Region, a unitary complex that will rise in via Ugo La Malfa and will be the seat of the offices of the regional departments, provides for an intervention of 425 million euros.

 

The international competition method was followed to identify the project. The awarding Commission, five international experts, during the decryption session ,chose the work presented by the agent Tekne SpA of Milan, an independent engineering and consulting company, which operates in both the public and private sectors, to national and international level, created by the architectural firms Leclercq Associés, Nicolas Laisne, and Clément Blanchet, of Paris together with the Geologist Giuseppe Firemi of Palermo.

Project Summary

> Location

   Palermo, Italy

> Client

   Regione Sicilia

   

> Periodo

   2021 - Ongoing

   

Surfaces

120.000 sqm

Value of works​

 

270 MLN

Services​

- Integrated Engineering forplants and structures

- BIM Design plants and structures

- Fire fighting design

- LEED Certification

- Health and safety coordination

Engineering Team: Tekne SpA (General Representative), Geologo Giuseppe Firemi

Architectural Team: Leclercq Associes (Architectural Representative ), Nicolas Laisne, Clement Blanchet, Baseland

Leclercq Associés-Nicolas Laisné-Clément

At the heart of the Sicilian capital, the new administrative centre will have an impact on the Region of Sicily, Palermo and the district.

Driven by a genuinely urban approach, the project will be a true, intense element of the city: a vibrant neighbourhood for its users and inhabitants.

The buildings will be arranged around a lively central axis and three squares; variations based on Mediterranean urban models.

Activities will take place on bustling ground floors, with local shops and diverse programmes accessible to all - shops, cafés and restaurants, a wellness centre, a sports facility, a church, a nursery, a school group, etc.

Leclercq Associés-Nicolas Laisné-Clément
Leclercq Associés-Nicolas Laisné-Clément
Leclercq Associés-Nicolas Laisné-Clément

The buildings will be arranged around a lively central axis and three squares; variations based on Mediterranean urban models.

Activities will take place on bustling ground floors, with local shops and diverse programmes accessible to all - shops, cafés and restaurants, a wellness centre, a sports facility, a church, a nursery, a school group, etc.

On the 6th floor of the complex, il nuovo orizzonte (the new horizon) is a hanging garden that will offer exceptional views of the sea and the Sicilian mountains. The Centro Direzionale Regione Sicilia is conceived as a peaceful and accessible place, with flexible working spaces and meeting places for employees of the Region with large cafe terraces and eateries to welcome all citizens.

A new urban landmark, the project by Leclercq Associés, Nicolas Laisné, Clément Blanchet and Base Paysage is a unitary building with multiple uses, revealing a strong and hybrid regional identity.

Leclercq Associés-Nicolas Laisné-Clément