New Military District “La Comina”

One of the first applications of the Ministry of Defense's "Green Barracks" project

Proger, agent of the JV that includes Arcom Project, ETS and RPA, has signed the contract with the Italian Ministry of Defense related to investigation and drafting services of the technical and economic feasibility project, along with the final and detailed design for the construction of the new military district “La Comina”, in the municipality of San Quirino in the province of Pordenone. This assignment is part of the broader “Green Barracks” program, which aims at providing new generation military bases that are: efficient, functional, modular, with a low environmental impact and designed to ensure suitable living conditions and well-being for the personnel of the Army and their families.

The project consists in the adaptation and modernization of the current training centre “La Comina” to host the 132nd Armored Brigade Command “Ariete”, which will move from the current Mittica barracks, in the centre of Pordenone, returning the area to the municipality, which will turn it into a green oasis for the benefit of its citizens.
The sports facilities and training areas currently available in the 86 hectares of the “La Comina” training area will be expanded and integrated with the construction of new command, logistics and accommodation areas, for an estimated amount of work of about 90 million euros.

The main works concern the construction of an operations room and some 300 workstation offices, technical rooms and protected areas INFOSEC (IT Security), accommodation for a minimum of 250 people, a multipurpose room with 500 seats, kindergarten, infirmary, kitchen, refectory, mechanical workshop, warehouses and armories, fuel depots, a helicopter landing area, a new internal road system and a new perimeter fence equipped with security and video surveillance systems.

A crucial aspect, both from an environmental and safety point of view, is the diversification of energy supply sources, with the integration of renewables, to maximize energy resilience and mitigate the effects due to any attacks or calamities, ensuring the maintenance of capacity operational area of the district.

Given the importance and complexity of the project, the Ministry of Defense had launched an extremely selective tender in April, focused on integrated and coordinated design, which Proger was able to win thanks to its multidisciplinary vocation and extensive experience in the coordination and construction of major works.