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Project: "Riqualificazione del parcheggio multipiano a San Salvo "
Company:Studio Ops! Cingoli/Manigrasso with ZO_loft architecture and design
Designer(s): architects: Andrea Cingoli Michele Manigrasso collaborators: Davide Gerbasi, Gaetano Pompilio, Giulia Urbana , Italy
Category: Architecture Categories, Professional
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Entry Description: The project proposes a first action to regenerate crafts and to increase the identity of the city of San Salvo. An old abandoned car parking from the '70s, in a clear state of decay, becomes a meeting place, complex infrastructure and new gateway to the city, offering a more organic system of internal and external public spaces, recconnecting different mobility flows. The new 'suspended square' reduces the visual impact and the cars noise as also it allows to keep the large park and ride at the ground level. The old green area on the west side is turned into a new multilayered park, providing better comfort and microclimatic environment. Saving and production of energy are ensured by a passive system added inside the tertiary activities volume, while an active system is placed in the top of it.

About the Designer/Company
1/4 architecture + 1/4 product design + 1/4 communication + 1/4 researching lab. Founded by Paolo Emilio Bellisario, Cristian Cellini, Andrea Cingoli and Francesca Fontana, ZO_loft architecture & design is an architectural and product design practice with operative offices in Italy, France and UK. ZO_loft was born believing in mobile, sustainable, and flexible architecture, design and urban space. Planning and managing the changement ZO_loft is following its aims by reinventing or hybridizing functions, contaminating or showing an apparent funcional disgregation. Since its founding ZO_loft is networking with national and international partners mixing an ongoing research and experiences, creating new connections for knowledge and innovation on a common research and experimentation about dynamics of contemporary design. ZO_loft proposes to discover and use inexpensive and sustainable technologies and materials, to analize recovery and recycling processes, to investigate in human’s life-style and activities, providing easy marketing strategies and better understanding consumer’s needs. Since 2011 ZO_loft is partner of the urban lab Cityvision. They collaborate with with the Faculty of Architecture of Pescara and the Quasar Institute - Design University of Rome. Their architectural and product design works had been awarded, exposed and published worldwide.