The Renzo Piano Foundation awarded the studio of IOTTI + PAVARANI ARCHITETTI from Reggio Emilia, Italy for the first edition prize for Italian Architects under forty. With more than seventy entries in the competition, the prize is made more significant by selection by a single juror, Renzo Piano himself. In doing so, the prize becomes a source of pride and satisfaction as it serves as a recognition that good design is able to be recognized and executed across generations.
The specific project, the Domus Technica Project was completed in 2010 and serves as the homebase for the Immergas Center for Advanced Training. Conceived as a laboratory, the project features teaching rooms and show rooms spread among two floors. With an artificial landscape, consisting of alternating paved surfaces, green surfaces, and tiled surfaces supporting photovoltaic panels, the building is a manifestation of the ideas the company believes in. The façade of the building, which depends on light and weather conditions, can change the character of the U-glass finish and can transform the building into myriad characters of different luminosities and transparencies.