Parco*Prato shopping centre


The project, in short

PARCO*Prato shopping center was opened in November 2009, more than 10 years after the first design drafts.

The Cooperative has worked in close agreement with Prato’s Municipality Environment Department that demanded Unicoop Firenze to obtain the environmental qualification for the new supermarket starting from the very design phase.

The procedures and parameters included in an assessment document, called ‘Annex K’, were to be strictly respected in order to measure the environmental performance of the building process.

To achieve this result, Inres has designed all systems so as to improve energy efficiency on the basis of the standard performance of a traditional retail store.


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Project name Parco*Prato shopping centre
Type (new/renovation) New
Designer(s) INRES S.c., Sesto Fiorentino (FI) - Arkingeo srl, Prato - Chapman&Taylor, Milano
Owner(s) UNICOOP FIRENZE S.c.
Developer(s) Consorzio Etruria SCaRL, Montelupo Fiorentino (FI)
Year of construction 2009
Address, Country San Giusto - Prato - Italy
Building life span 20-30 years
Heating-degree days 149 heating days
Cooling-degree days 122 cooling days
Project gross area above ground [m²] 36.430
Project gross area (including below ground) [m²] 71.900
Site area [m²] 101.000
Stories (above grade) 2
Occupancy type(s) Retail
Typical building population 650
Number of operating hours / year 4480
Assessment phase Operations
Assessment tool Annex K - Prato’s Municipality Environment Department
(Target) rating 2,59

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