Open side-bar Menu
 ArchShowcase
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Food & Wellness Club in Bologna, Italy by Barberio Colella ARC

 
October 20th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Barberio Colella ARC

Italian cookery is worldwide appreciated and the very cooking of Bologna excels for many features. Bologna’s C.A.A.B.® will welcome in 2016 such a 80.000 m2 entertainment centre: F.I.CO®. This structure will host swimming pools, restaurants, orchards, beehives, teaching farms and shopping centres. F.I.CO® is planned to become a pivotal international attraction; this will trigger an important territorial redevelopment in order to welcome users and tourist. F.I.CO®.Wellness Club aims to offer a wellness area for those classy visitors willing to discover both nutrition and body care.

Image Courtesy © Barberio Colella ARC

Image Courtesy © Barberio Colella ARC

  • Architects: Barberio Colella ARC
  • Project: Food & Wellness Club
  • Location: Bologna, Italy
  • Software used: Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, EvoluteTool, Photoshop, Vray for Rhino, Autocad

Image Courtesy © Barberio Colella ARC

Image Courtesy © Barberio Colella ARC

Italian firm Barberio Colella ARC has proposed its own architectural vision to achieve this objective. Two main themes leads the whole project: the water and the wood. The water is the most precious element for human life and it generates the wood, one of the most precious materials for human civilization. In fact, at looking the exterior of the building, its shape and its façade, made of translucent material (polycarbonate), look like a drop of dew on a leaf. Instead, the interior is characterized from the particular hue of the wood, a reminiscence of the the colors of the bricks which Bologna is made. Also the balcony system of the lateral pavilions is inspired by the famous “porticati” of the city.

Image Courtesy © Barberio Colella ARC

Image Courtesy © Barberio Colella ARC

Image Courtesy © Barberio Colella ARC

Image Courtesy © Barberio Colella ARC

The parabola generated from a water jet, inspires the shape of the envelope and the internal court. The aggregation of plant cells is the inspiration for the pattern of the whole building envelope and structure. This is a clear reference to plants and wood, using their smallest form of internal organization (the cells) to design the structure. The structure is made of Curved plywood cells based on a parametric design. They are joined together thanks a system of nuts and bolts. A reflective film can keep out as much as 83% of the sun’s heat, dramatically lowering air conditioning costs. In the winter, the same film helps retain interior heat, reducing heating costs. In addition, the internal court is used to improve the passive ventilation in the winter and during the summer.

Image Courtesy © Barberio Colella ARC

Image Courtesy © Barberio Colella ARC

Image Courtesy © Barberio Colella ARC

Image Courtesy © Barberio Colella ARC

The common area (aqua zone) is the core of the project and it is conceived to be a fluid space, with pools with different sizes, with a big one and three more intimate: two on the ground floor and one above. The club also has a fitness center, a day spa of 600 square meters (with turkish bath, sauna, solarium, massage area, bath tubs and multi-sensory showers), four spa suites from 50 square meters, a meditation area, a restaurant and a coffee shop.

Image Courtesy © Barberio Colella ARC

Image Courtesy © Barberio Colella ARC

Image Courtesy © Barberio Colella ARC

Image Courtesy © Barberio Colella ARC

Image Courtesy © Barberio Colella ARC

Image Courtesy © Barberio Colella ARC

Eleventions Section

Image Courtesy © Barberio Colella ARC

Related posts:

Tags: ,

Categories: Autocad, Cafe, Club, Grasshopper, Photoshop, Restaurant, Rhino, Rhinoceros, Swimming Pool

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

GRAPHISOFT: ARCHICAD download 30-day FREE trial
Graphisoft ARCHICAD  Download a 30-Day FREE trial
TurboCAD pro : Start at $299
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.



Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy