All of these features come together with careful study of forms, materials and organisation of space. Marocco's project has no architectural barriers and uses recycled materials from demolition of other buildings; the new building will be constructed in a way that facilitates recycling when it is in turn demolished, by limiting use of assembled materials.
The project will also incorporate a "greenhouse": a panel of glass behind the walls exposed to the sun, allowing energy to be trapped by the glass and gradually released into the interior. Construction work is due to begin in the spring of 2006 and will take about 18 months.
Laura Della Badia