Redevelopment of the headquarters of the Institute Poligrafico Zecca dello Stato

The temporary grouping, led by Atelier (s) Alfonso Femia / AF517 and composed of Principioattivo Architecture Group (co-designer), For, Redesco, Tekser, dUCKS Scéno, Ott Art and TA Architettura, won the competition announced by the Institute Poligrafico Zecca dello Stato (IPZS) for the redevelopment of the historic headquarters located in the Rione Esquilino, in Via Principe Umberto, in Rome.

The proposed intervention, which obtained a score of 98, 75/100, exceeded 7 other teams, thanks to the ability of combining “tradition and innovation through the contemporary restoration of the building, preserving the industrial character of the environments”.

The building, which occupies an area of 16,000 m2, will see the rise of “a cultural center for the museum development of the artistic resources of the national numismatic heritage and a section of industrial archeology”, together with a historical archive, a library, areas for educational activities, laboratories, an auditorium/convention center, offices and services, a restaurant, a cafeteria and a bookshop.