GP Discovery Museum
Knowledge can make the difference. We imagined a place to put this idea into practice at just a glance: the GP Discovery Museum.
Here you can discover where Green Pea’s energy comes from and what it is used for, and you can do it in the most effective way we have found: through examples that can be seen first-hand. In the GP Discovery Museum, you will find all the energy of the best Italian examples of Respect for the Environment in one place. Designed for children, even grown-up ones.
Stop and discover FPT’s hydrogen engine of the future with awe – Prisma, the first environmental satellite in the world by the Italian Space Agency, the functioning of hydroelectric power stations and district heating thanks to Iren and then, geothermal energy by Geonovis. Challenge yourself to create Green energy by dancing on Enel X’s piezoelectric flooring while learning, thanks to the Mauro Saviola Group, that Italy is the first country in the world to recover wood and that technological devices can be reconditioned with Samsung.
To understand Green Pea at just a glance, all you need to do is see the outline of the building: five floors in which wood, plants and sky intertwine.
It may look like a spaceship that has just landed, a giant gianduiotto, or some kind of ship that has reached Turin. Whatever your interpretation of Green Pea, it is first and foremost a tangible idea, made of removable wood and steel, held together by 83,650 bolts. We built it to make it clear that sustainability is primarily a practical choice we can all make.
In short, Green Pea is a museum of tomorrow’s lifestyles, where you can discover many small and large gestures to make your daily life green and innovative.
So, we had to have a full-scale museum. We have placed it at the entrance to welcome you. The GP Discovery Museum is a miniature version of Green Pea: the place to discover every “how does it work?” and “really?” that has guided us in building the world’s first Green Retail Park.
The new frontier of photovoltaics: recreating the movement of sunflowers in a technological way, achieving maximum energy yield through a biaxial tracker mechanism.
The spherical shape of these solar panels makes it possible to capture the sun’s energy to heat water, by absorbing light constantly at all hours of the day.
Thanks to their shape inspired by the golden ratio, these turbines generate energy even at low wind speeds, catching wind from any direction.
3 wells at a depth of 30 m where the ground guarantees water a constant temperature of 15°. We thus obtain warm air in winter and cool air in summer, in a clean and sustainable way.
Green Pea is a project built on thinking about the debt owed by the adult generations to the young, the citizens of today and tomorrow. Green Pea is a response, which we construct day by day, to this question: “What have you done to prevent us from inheriting a suffering planet? Have you done your part?”
Thanks to young people, the issue on the Climatic Crisis has made huge steps in recent years. Thanks to today’s students, who take to the streets and ask questions that we can no longer wait to respond, so many people have started changing their lifestyle.
The GP Discovery Museum is firstly, a place to say thank you to the very young native climate activists. And secondly, it is a place to encourage their curiosity and ability to ask us questions, to learn with them, to never say “we’ve always done it this way” again.