Designer(s): PARK ASSOCIATI
Michele Rossi, Italy
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The building has been designed in such a way as to create a visual continuity between the natural landscape of the wood and the designed landscape of the site itself. The courtyard, reserved for users of the building, relates to the external landscape and is conceived as a kind of “secret garden”. While the building appears compact and rational in plan, the elevations are articulated in a series of blocks allowing for a lighter and more fragmented composition. The building is certified LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) “Core and Shell” in Gold class.
About the Designer/Company
The primary aim and goal of PARK ASSOCIATI, the architecture firm set up by Filippo Pagliani and Michele Rossi in 2000, is to constantly move beyond the compositional and typological bounds of architecture; its projects draw on the kind of free and open exchange of ideas characterising the work carried out by its partners and collaborators; they are based on stylistic-compositional input coming from context, technological research and a combination of materials and methods; they are structured around the handling of design complexity and always focus special attention on the issues of sustainability and energy saving. Featuring a constantly changing yet highly distinctive stylistic approach, PARK’s works are aimed at constantly moving beyond the compositional and typological bounds of architecture: by experimenting with different building scales and different realms of design, they challenge building conventions and stand out on the Italian and international cultural scene for their formal, technological and functional innovation.
Examples of these projects are the Nestlé Headquarters in Assago, the restructuring of the “Serenissima” or “Gioiaotto”, “The Cube by Electrolux” travelling restaurant, Salewa Headquarters in Bolzano and the latest international stores for Brioni fashion company, all projects that have helped build the firm’s reputation and are frequently published in specialist magazines and invited to take part in leading national-international architecture exhibitions.