Green Islands

ANAS Solar-Powered Green Station for Italian Highways

Date: 2020
Location:
Rome (Italy)
Project: Giancarlo Zema Design Group
Client: ANAS
Consultants: Luminexence
Status: Ongoing

The “Smart Roads” and the “Green Islands” of ANAS – National Autonomy of Roads Company, are among the revolutionary interventions implemented by the modernization program of the Italian motorway network. They are based on the evolution of the ultra-broadband (5G) network with the support of technologies such as “Artificial Intelligence” and “Internet of Things” for the control of self-driving cars, which involves an investment of about 1 billion euros over three thousand kilometers along the whole national territory, to be built by 2030. In particular the Green Islands, positioned every thirty kilometers, high-design rest areas, charging stations for electric cars and solar-powered lighting, will adopt the Lotus and Pod collections, designed by arch. Giancarlo Zema for Lumininexence, a brand of the MITAS Group.