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.
||Parco*Prato shopping centre
||INRES S.c., Sesto Fiorentino (FI) - Arkingeo srl, Prato - Chapman&Taylor, Milano
||UNICOOP FIRENZE S.c.
||Consorzio Etruria SCaRL, Montelupo Fiorentino (FI)
|Year of construction
||San Giusto - Prato - Italy
|Building life span
||149 heating days
||122 cooling days
|Project gross area above ground [m²]
|Project gross area (including below ground) [m²]
|Site area [m²]
|Stories (above grade)
|Typical building population
|Number of operating hours / year
||Annex K - Prato’s Municipality Environment Department