PROJECT: Sud Solar Park
TYPE: International Competition
PLACE: Reggio Calabria
ORGANIZER:    Reggio Calabria Municipality
TEAM: AKA Architects

(Federica Caccavale, Alessandro Casadei, Paolo Pineschi

con Daniele Damiani, Marta Hrvatin, Fabrizio Romano, Michele Russo) /

Massimiliano Cafaro


A solar butterfly is the symbol of a biomimetic energy park.

Biomimetics develops sustainable technologies inspired by nature.
The scales on the butterflies wings inspire lighting systems as termites mounds naturally cooled buildings and humpback whales wind turbines.
Moreover the butterfly is the symbol (butterfly effect) of the attention that must be paid to long term consequences of our actions.
The project creates the condition for nature to regain possession of the place By using low impact, low cost, biodegradable systems (natural ropes, pioneer plants), instead of adding a new layer, and blurs the difference between natural and artificial.