The exceptionally high-tech impact of this frame goes well with the golden yellow of the cladding tiles. In the interiors, the Fiandre porcelain stoneware tiles used for the entrance and the stairs and the Porcelaingres porcelain stoneware tiles for the exteriors and offices fit in well in the context not only because they are hardwearing but also in terms of the overall image. Strength and warmth blend together in a project that also concerns itself with the colours of nature in the surrounding Asiago tableland.
Indeed, yellow goes well with green, which is also used in the landscaping: a large field, with reinforced earth drive-over courses planted with grass for access to the parking areas and at the edges of the evergreens and a row of Norway maples, like the ones already growing in the zone.
The prefabricated block of the production unit is “camouflaged” by the office building and showroom constructed on site. The entrance hall into the complex connects the three floors: it is completely glassed-in and provides a view of the ground floor workshops and showroom, of the offices on the first floor and of the panoramic rooftop terrace with lounge.
All the plant systems are designed to save energy and include floor heating panels, a cold beam soft cooling system supplemented by an air-conditioning system ? all to the advantage of environmental wellbeing. The same approach was adopted in the choice of insulated doors and windows, which have a low thermal conductive material inserted between them and the metal to avoid heat bridges; and the curtain wall windows that use an energy saving technology to reduce heat gain during the summer months. Lastly, the orientation and angle of the shading system were studied to ensure that natural light would flood the building in winter while protecting it from direct sunlight in summer.
Project: ViTre Studio srl
Architectural design, PM architectural operations: Elisa Dalla Vecchia
PM architectural operations: Massimo Dalla Vecchia
general project coordination, design and engineering development, general PM: Lorenzo Dalla Vecchia
Electrical and special systems, PM systems operations: Matteo Munari
Plumbing, sanitary and heating systems, PM systems operations: Ivan Mattarolo
Plumbing, sanitary and heating systems: Giovanni Beda
Structural design: Franco Vergeat
Acoustic inspections, safety manager: Silvia Dall’Igna
Client: SISMA S.p.A.
Location: Piovene Rocchette, Vicenza (Italy)
Total building area: 3.460,00 m2
Project start date: 2010
Builder: Cosfara S.p.A.
Aluminium doors and windows
Coloured, matte glass facades with steel structure
Aluminium shading system or fabric interior curtains
Flat roof, finished with special white protective covering, or rooftop terrace, with timber floor and steel railings
Mixed brickwork and concrete structure
Interior walls covered in painted fibrous plasterboard
Entrance hall partly covered in coloured matte glass
Floor of entryways and common areas, roughly 250 m²: Fiandre, 75x75 White50
Stairway tread: Fiandre, 75x34 White50 with steel slip-proof rails
Floor of office areas, roughly 1.350 m2: Porcelaingres, 60x60 light
Office bathroom floors, 115 m²: Porcelaingres, 60x30 Light Grey
brushed and extraplan tops
External pavement, 185 m²: Porcelaingres, 60x30 dark grey R11 slate
Photography: © Marco Zorzanello
Graniti Fiandre: White 50 serie 100
Porcelaingres JUST GREY