Offsite Solutions for the GOLD Mentions of the Manni Group Design Award "Iron Island"

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Offsite Solutions for the GOLD Mentions of the Manni Group Design Award "Iron Island"

4 Mar, 2024

Imagine transforming the titanic oil platforms, once symbols of industry and exploitation, into masterpieces of sustainable architecture. This is the heart of the Manni Group Design Award "Iron Island", where the art of architecture meets cutting-edge engineering. At the center of this revolution is the offsite approach, a key strategy for bringing ambitious projects to life efficiently and functionally. This method, with its capacity for fast and modular construction, not only accelerates the creative process but also ensures certified performance and maximum safety on-site. With offsite, we tackle architectural challenges with an eye on the future, merging speed, quality, and innovation to rewrite the relationship between man, nature, and construction.

This is not just a contest; it's an invitation to reinvent the world of architecture, making it more responsible, safe, and in harmony with our planet. From solid steel structures to facade redevelopment, the solutions proposed in the Abacus of the Manni Group Design Award 2024 showcase the versatility of the offsite world, let's discover them:

Gold Mention Manni Sipre and Manni Green Tech | The Power of Steel 

This mention emphasizes the importance of steel structures, characterized by complete project adaptability and 100% recyclability. The mechanical precision and technological properties of steel offer unique expressive freedom, both with the use of heavy steel structures and Light Steel Frame.

Gold Mention Isopan | ADDMIRA Renovation 

Awarded for renovation projects employing Isopan's ADDMIRA solutions. The quality of industrialized production combined with high-quality finishes such as ADDCross Fibrocement and Gres, and ADDVision with special steels.

Gold Mention Isopan and Manni Green Tech | Aesthetics that Lasts 

Dedicated to solutions for new constructions, this mention values lasting aesthetics and design quality offered by two solutions from the Group:

DELIFTA by Manni Green Tech in combination with ADDCross and ADDVision systems by Isopan

ADDMIRA2D EXTERIOR WALL, the prefabricated system for creating modular opaque envelope elements with certified Curtain Wall characteristics and the possibility of integrating fixed or opening glass components.

Gold Mention Isopan | FORTELIA Flat Roof Solutions 

Heat islands represent complex challenges for contemporary designers. The use of Cool Roof systems allows for mitigating this phenomenon, ensuring greater energy efficiency of the building. For this reason, the Gold Mention dedicated to node 4 focuses on the use of FORTELIA for flat roofs.

Gold Mention ROCKWOOL | Fire Safety 

Awarded by Bernard Plancade, CEO of ROCKWOOL Core Solutions, for the use of mineral wool as the insulating core in sandwich panels, this mention rewards fire safety, underscoring Manni Group and its partners' commitment to promoting safe and sustainable solutions.


A New Paradigm in Offshore Architecture 

These Honorary Mentions represent an important acknowledgment for projects that best embody innovation and sustainability in the "Iron Island" contest. Highlighting the importance of offsite and advanced technologies, the Manni Group Design Award pushes designers toward new horizons in sustainable architecture, reinventing marine structures for a more responsible and efficient future.

The Partners of the Manni Group Design Award 

Main Sponsor

ROCKWOOL Core Solutions, part of the ROCKWOOL Group, offers innovative and tailored solutions for the use of rock wool within finishing systems. At ROCKWOOL Group, we are dedicated to enriching the lives of all who come into contact with our solutions. Our expertise is perfectly suited to meet many of today's main challenges in terms of sustainability and development, from energy consumption to noise pollution, from fire resilience to water scarcity and floods. Our product range reflects the diversity of global needs and helps our stakeholders reduce their energy footprint. Rock wool is a versatile material and is the basis of all our activities. With about 11,600 passionate colleagues in 39 countries, we are the world leaders in rock wool production - from acoustic ceiling insulation substrates for horticulture, and artificial fiber solutions for industrial applications, to the manufacturing, nautical, and offshore sectors.


BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future. They combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 110,000 Group employees work to contribute to the success of customers in almost all industrial sectors and countries of the world. Their product portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care, and Agricultural Solutions. In 2020, BASF generated sales of 59 billion euros.


The National Research Council (CNR) is the largest public research institution in Italy, the only one under the Research Ministry performing multidisciplinary activities.

Founded as legal person on 18 November 1923, CNR’s mission is to perform research in its Institutes, to promote innovation and competitiveness of the national industrial system, to promote the internationalization of the national research system, to provide technologies and solutions to emerging public and private needs, to advise Government and other public bodies, and to contribute to the qualification of human resources.

In the CNR’s research world, the main resource is the available knowledge which means people, with their skills, commitment and ideas. This capital comprises more than 8.000 employees, of whom more than half are researchers and technologists. Some 4.000 young researchers are engaged in postgraduate studies and research training at CNR within the organization’s top-priority areas of interest. A significant contribution also comes from research associates: researchers, from Universities or private firms, who take part in CNR’s research activities.



Written by

Raffaele Bulgarelli - Digital Marketing Expert at Manni Group
Raffaele Bulgarelli - Digital Marketing Expert at Manni Group

Raffaele, Digital Marketing Expert of Manni Group, works in synergy with Isopan, gaining insight into the technical world of sandwich panels and keeping pace with the latest trends in the building industry. Thanks to his training in Architecture, he has a keen eye for online topics and activities involving designers and architects.

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