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Project coverage and functional re-use of the skating rink in Andria, Italy by Arch. Esther Tattoli

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Article source: Arch. Esther Tattoli

Andria, Apulian city in expansion, will be equipped in 2017 with a new multi-purpose sportive center, used to practice five different sports: 5 a-side football, handball, volleyball, basketball and figure skating.

The redevelopment project of the old ice rink, facility in a state of decay, was launched in 2013 and has seen an investment by the municipal administration of approximately 650000 euros.

The project of the new ice rink has been entrusted to Esther Tattoli architect, helped by the engineer Michele Masciavè, while the works were awarded to the Euro Costruzioni of Naples.

Image Courtesy © Arch. Esther Tattoli

  • Architects: Arch. Esther Tattoli
  • Project: Project coverage and functional re-use of the skating rink
  • Location: Andria, Italy

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New headquarters of EY in Milan, Italy by DEGW Italia

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: DEGW Italia 

EY is opening its new headquarters right in the heart of the old city centre of Milan, the first workplace of the future in Italy: a totally green, LEED-certified building with revolutionised spaces, cutting-edge technology and an innovative vision of how to work, designed by DEGW.

The new headquarters of EY, located right in the heart of old Milan city centre, has opened its doors as a totally green, renovated organism featuring revolutionised spaces, cutting-edge technology and an innovative vision of work. The project, by DEGW, Lombardini22 brand, has done so by redeveloping an entire block, “welding together” totally different structures built at different periods in time that seemed to be unsuitable for either the latest work methods or an innovative company like EY. The real challenge the project faced was to incorporate all the most highly developed modern-day work processes within the constraints imposed by history, turning every restriction into a fresh opportunity to enhance the space itself.

Image Courtesy © Dario Tettamanzi

  • Architects: DEGW Italia
  • Project: New headquarters of EY
  • Location: via Meravigli, 12/14, 20123 Milan, Italy
  • Photography: Dario Tettamanzi
  • Tenant: EY
  • Developer: Antirion SGR S.p.A. Fondo Global Comparto Core
  • Advisor: Colliers International S.p.A
  • Project Manager: IRE S.p.A.
  • LEED Consultant: R2M Solutions
  • EY Project Leader: Stefano Massimo Riva
  • Antirion Project Leader: Vincenzo Scerbo

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Technological Park in Rome, Italy by Archimeccanica

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Article source: Archimeccanica

The project of the Technological Park, connected with the National Deposit for nuclear waste, is born from the idea to transform the host territory into a highly attractive area with a great technological significance, characterized by a high-quality architecture and city planning. The intervention is planned to integrate itself into the existing context of the ecosystem and the landscape, and to contribute to the requalification and the socio-economic development of the territory. The district of the park (an area of 40 hectares) is characterized by two main systems: the system of the constructed (primary and secondary urbanisation, constructed volumes, buildings, practicability, parking lots, open areas, paths, squares, power station to produce biogas) and the system of the open spaces (ecosystem of agricultural matrix, energetic plantations, tree-lined rows and basin for phytopurification). The two systems are in a dialogue with each other and integrate themselves both from a schematic and formal and a functional point of view. The composite model based on a circular form is applied in diverse scales: it refers both to the individual building and to the entire establishment. The circumference represents the permeable limit that allows the Technological Park to interact with the surroundings, through exchanges of energy and matter, like a cellular membrane. The cycle of water, energy and waste are fundamental references for developing the relation between park and surrounding territory and for developing its design within the space.

Image Courtesy © Archimeccanica

  • Architects: Archimeccanica
  • Project: Technological Park
  • Location: Rome, Italy

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House of Memory in Milan, Italy by baukuh

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Article source: baukuh

The relationship between memory and the House of Memory is not one of simple translation. Contemporary Milan does not possess a fixed, entirely shared memory that is ready to be carved in stone. Rather than considering the House of Memory as an expression of a shared memory, it would be better to consider it as a tool for discussing the different elements that coexist within the collective memory of the city.

Image Courtesy © S Graziani

  • Architects: baukuh
  • Project: House of Memory
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Photography: S Graziani

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UniCredit Pavilion in Milano, Italy by architetto Michele De Lucchi Srl

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Article source: architetto Michele De Lucchi Srl 

UniCredit has erected a multipurpose building to house the bank’s general meetings, but also exhibitions and cultural events open to the Milan public. It occupies a privileged position against the background of Porta Nuova, beneath the mirror-glazed tower and in a dialogue with the Porta Nuova public gardens. UniCredit Pavilion has no foundations, being constructed on a reinforced concrete podium above the parking facility. Its soft profile is inspired by the shape of a seed, and its materials are natural. A vertically ribbed cage with lamellar larch beams contains a glazed space and supports a rounded, solar panelled roof. The structure opens on the outside through two large wings, equipped with monitors for events open to the general public. Situated on the ground floor is a multipurpose auditorium adaptable to diverse configurations and with seating for 700. An overhead walkway runs along the outer edge of the building and can be used for temporary art exhibitions. On the first floor is a nursery for 50 toddlers, whilst the top level is occupied by a lounge for customer reception and corporate events.

Image Courtesy © Tom Vack

  • Architects: architetto Michele De Lucchi Srl
  • Project: UniCredit Pavilion
  • Location: Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy
  • Photography: Tom Vack
  • Client: UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions Scpa
  • Project Team: Nicholas Bewick (project director), Francesco Garofoli, Vittorio Romano; Giorgio Traverso; Marcello Biffi, Matteo Di Ciommo, Francesco Faccin
  • Consultants: Hines Italia Srl (project management); MSC Associati Srl (structural framework); Ariatta Ingegneria dei sistemi Srl (technical installations); Eurodesign Sas di Adriano Crotti (Façade design); GTP Srl (security and fire protection project); Gruppo C14 Srl (lighting design); Studio di ingegneria acustica Marcello Brugola (acoustic and AV design); Zintek srl (roof); Wood Beton (strctures in laminated wood); Erco (lighting)
  • Area: 3.300 m2
  • Chronology: 2013-2014 (design); 2015 (completion)
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Caffè- Restaurant Finisterrae in Florence, Italy by Mimesi62 Architetti Associati

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Article source: Mimesi62 Architetti Associati

The expansion of Finisterrae was an opportunity to add a significant stage in the imaginary journey already offered by the current restaurant: Malaga, Tangier, Marseille, Thessaloniki, Naples donating to Florence a stylish tribute to italian style and art.

Image Courtesy © Morphosis Architects

  • Architects: Mimesi62 Architetti Associati (Arch. Domenico Pagnano, Arch. Antonella Maggini, Arch. Giuseppe Giusto)
  • Project: Caffè- Restaurant Finisterrae in Florence
  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Coworkers: Arch. L. Liverani, R. Sani
  • Structural designer: Ing. M. Moschini
  • Surface and/or Volume: 374mq and 108mq green court
  • Year project: 2011
  • Year of completion: 2012

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Masserie Maresca in Ostuni (BR), Italy by Schiattarella Associati

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Article source: Schiattarella Associati 

Masseria Grottone, part of Masserie Maresca Farm-Hotel, built between 1812 and 1860 is an agricultural complex a few miles away from Ostuni. Dipped in 40 acres of centenary olive trees and Mediterranean scrub: a natural context of extraordinary richness.

Abandoned for several years, the restoration and extension project has been assigned to the firm Schiattarella Associati having a long history dating back to 1970s and a know-how linked to some of the most significant projects of  the last years such as the Seoul Metropolitan Museum, the Children Museum in Kyonggi, the Art Center in Addirriyah and many relevant projects in Italy as well such as the Spanish School of Archaeology, the Cube House in the Olympic Village and the Pediatric Ward of the Umberto I Hospital in Rome.

Image Courtesy © Antonio Fatano

  • Architects: Schiattarella Associati (Andrea Schiattarella, Carla Maresca)
  • Project: Masserie Maresca
  • Location: Ostuni (BR), Italy
  • Photography: Antonio Fatano
  • Client: MASSERIE MARESCA
  • Year: 2012-2016

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M House in Garda, Italy by CLAB architettura

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Article source: CLAB architettura 

M house is placed in a little hill surrounded by vineyards, in the southern Garda, close to the town and only a few steps away from the Natural Reserve of the Frassino Lake.

This amazing  natural Environment, enriched by the silent presence of the Mount Baldo, provide us the inspiration for the project.

Image Courtesy © Michele Mascalzoni

  • Architects: CLAB architettura
  • Project: M House
  • Location: Garda, Italy
  • Photography: Michele Mascalzoni and Marco Campolongo
  • Project Team: Circlelab s.r.l.
  • Landscape: Studio Lugo

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Garage and utensils’ depository in Timau (UD), Italy by Ceschia e Mentil Architetti Associati

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Article source: Ceschia e Mentil Architetti Associati

The building is located in a village of the Carnic Alps very close to the Austrian border; a German dialect, which goes back to the XII century, is spoken here. In the aftermath of II World War the valley has witnessed substantial migration fluxes inbound and outbound; this phenomenon has generated, in time, an heterogeneous architectural context which went to the detriment of a building identity that we are used to think when we talk about the Alpine imaginary.

Image Courtesy © Ceschia e Mentil Architetti Associati

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New Rome /EUR Convention Centre and Hotel ‘the Cloud’ in Italy by Studio Fuksas

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Article source: Studio Fuksas

Italian architecture practice Studio Fuksas has completed the largest building in Rome in over 50 years. Opening to the public in October 2016, the New Rome /EUR Convention Centre and Hotel ‘the Cloud’ is a €239 million earthquake proof complex that has taken 18 years of planning and construction. It will host auditoriums, exhibition spaces and a hotel – amassing 55,000 square metres in new public space. Through both trade and tourism, the convention centre is expected to bring in between 300 – 400 million euros annually to the city of Rome.

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

  • Architects: Studio Fuksas (Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas)
  • Project: New Rome /EUR Convention Centre and Hotel ‘the Cloud’
  • Location: Rome-Eur, Italy
  • Photography: Leonardo Finotti and Moreno Maggi
  • Model and Sketches: Francesco Colarossi and Archivio Fuksas
  • Client: Eur SpA
  • Interior design: Fuksas Design
  • General contractor: Società Italiana per Condotte d’Acqua SpA
  • Engineering: Plans: A. I. Engineering, Torino
  • Structures: Studio Majowiecki; Studio Sarti
  • Safety: Studio Sarti
  • Acoustics: XU – Acoustique, Parigi, A.I. Engineering, Torino
  • Lighting consulting: Speirs& Major Associates, Edinburgh, London
  • Initial Cost Estimate: € 276.000.000 (year: 2007)
  • Final Cost: € 239.000.000 (October 2016)
  • Built surface: 55,000 sq. m.
  • Period: 1998-2016

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