Power plant, Rizziconi (RC)

Olive trees and megawatts

Also in Rizziconi, as in Sparanise, frequency, one of the laws of physics that govern the world of electricity, becomes ‘chromatic’ and expresses itself on the coverings of the large technical volumes through normal prefabricated panels that have been declined following a specific chromatic study, so that they decompose, fragment and dissolve the very structure of the Power Plant in the surrounding environment.

The Rizziconi power plant fits into a rural context different from that of Sparanise: here a forest of lemon and olive trees reproportion the volumes of the power plant and rebalance the relationship of scale.

Site analysis, therefore, suggested changing the colors of the cladding panels to further dissolve the mass of the new power plant: in addition to sand and blues, greens are used.

The Rizziconi power plant represents the second stage of EGL’s business plan after the Sparanise power plant opened on September 25, 2007.



Committente Rizziconi Energia spa – gruppo EGL
Surfaces lotto 85.000 mq; edifici tecnologici 20.000 mq; edifici di servizio 2.200 mq
Frigerio Design Group Progetto Architettonico / Direzione Artistica
Collaborators E. Frigerio con A. Capurro (capo progetto), F. Biassoni, E. Masala, M. Rossi
General design structures and systems Ansaldo Energia spa
EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) Contractor Ansaldo Energia spa
General design structures and systems General Construction spa
Owner engineer POYRY Energy srl

Slow Architecture

  • Chromatisms coordinated with the territory.
  • Noise pollution control.
  • Fragmenting surfaces with horizontal geometries.