New headquarters Innovation Hub-School of Engineering

Padova, Italy

images: ©Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia

The new university center becomes a green wedge that fits into the new trade fair system.
The ground floor is the sum of two elements, the green area and the paved area that interpenetrate, coexist and draw the front of the building.
The green, starting from the edges, wraps the building, enters it, and climbs up to the roof, creating a technological green public space, a new space for meeting and dialogue.
Construction of the Maison d’Action Publique (MAPI), University of Annecy

Annecy, France

program: Construction of the Maison d’Action Publique within the University of Annecy.
– main program: classrooms, classrooms for students, laboratories, cafeteria, IT rooms, administrative offices, research rooms, reception, logistics and maintenance spaces, bicycle parking
– optional program: space for events, amphitheater
Total area:
– main program: 2 785 m2 SU / 3 621 m2 SDO
– optional program : 589 m2 SU / 766 m2 SDO

client: Département Haute Savoie
DGA Infrastructures et Supports Techniques – Pôle Bâtiments et Moyens
Alfonso Femia / Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia with
local associated architect: Ruurd De Jong, De Jong Architectes
structural engineering: Quadriplus Groupe
energy levels and certifications: Level E3 – C1 (certification France)

images: ©Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia & Diorama

To imagine a landscape-building.
To imagine a sequence of spaces made of perceptions and capable of belonging to its territory.
To imagine a building, a real place for meetings and training.
Imagine a device that communicates with light, that measures time and that can accompany the different moments of life.
A central pathway that brings student life on stage through its courtyard. A place that opens up to the green and to the surrounding landscape.
A topography that offers multiple spatial opportunities without constraining their uses. Informal workspaces that animate the distribution and colonize the courtyard.
A terrace that offers us the opportunity to share the landscape.

Education must be a project of responsibility and vision.
We must be responsible in order to build a place that is solid and efficient over time. We must be visionaries, knowing that architecture can be one of the most important forms of education that exist.


©3F Filippi, Metodo Studio, Massimo Spada, Andrea Fiumana

The interview on “Trittico”, the light designed by Alfonso Femia / AF*Design for 3F Filippi.

“For us, imagining light means bringing out the technological value that each product produces from the point of view of its evolution over time, but it also means to tell how we want to want to live these spaces today”. AF