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“Hall F” Addition to Santo Stefano Rehabilitation Institute – Potenza Picena, Italy

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Santo Stefano    Studio Archea - Ospedale S. Francesco - Potenza Picena (MC)
Studio Archea - Ospedale S. Francesco - Potenza Picena (MC)
[1, 2, 3]

Building: “Hall F” addition to Santo Stefano Rehabilitation Institute
Location: Potenza Picena, Macerata, Italia
Architect: Archea Associati
Structural Engineers: Santarelli&Partners, Stefano Santarelli, Piergiacomo Bellini, Alessandro Di Stasi
Landscape Company: Antonietta Raffaelli, Santarelli&Partners
Contractor: CME – Consorzio Imprenditori Edili Soc. Cooperativa

AE Interest: “the final piece to complete the historic complex of the Santo Stefano Institute of Rehabilitation in Porto Potenza;” in-patient and out-patient care; long narrow shape determined by boundary constraints (highway and railroad); two underpasses for vehicles and pedestrians; “the external facade on the first and second floors uses lightweight concrete panels that are assembled with a cantilever system to serve as sunbreakers and an acoustic barrier”
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Written by abbymthompson

September 7, 2016 at 1:33 pm

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Buildings in The International Grape Exhibition Garden – Beijing, China

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grape-1  grape-4  grape-2  grape-3
[a, b, c, d]

Building: Main Buildings of The International Grape Exhibition Garden
Location: Yanqing (Beijing) – China
Architect: Archea Associati
General Contractor: China Construction Engineering Design Group Corporation Limited
Mechanical Engineer: Beijing Mechanism Construction Limited Company
Structural Engineer: China Construction Engineering Design Group Corporation Limited
Landscape Company: Green Landscape Planning and Designing Affairs Office Co., Ltd

AE Interest:  “In 2012, Archea won the competition, held between invited teams, to develop 200 hectares of Beijing’s Yanqing County for a wine show that would be part of the 11th International Conference on Grapevine Breeding and Genetics [a];” master plan includes artificial lakes, greenhouses, museums, gardens, a visitor center, landscape towers and bridges; a lot of curvilinear structures – reflecting the shape of grapes; traditional Chinese bricks, corten steel, and concrete surfaces shaped into bas-reliefs and sculptures [c]; “The entire project was designed following the criteria of sustainability, respect for the environment and the preservation of natural resources [b].
[a, b, c]

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September 7, 2016 at 1:29 pm

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Antinori Winery – Florence, Italy

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Antinori  antinori 2  antinori 3
[1, 2, 3]

Building: Antinori Winery
Location: Bargino, San Casciano Val di pesa, Florence, Italy
Architect: Archea Associati
Mechanical Engineer: Stefano Mignani, Paolo Bonacorsi – M&E S.r.l.
Structural Engineer: Massimo Toni – AEI Progetti
Building Site Supervisor: Paolo Giustiniani – HYDEA
Oenological System (winemaking system): Stefano Venturi – Emex Engineering
General Contractor: Inso
Area: 49.000 sq. m
Completed in 2012

AE Interest: ArchDaily Building of the Year for Industrial Architecture 2016; roof is covered with a plot of farmland [a];  naturally insulated by energy produced by the earth to maintain the ideal climate for the production of wine; large cantilever structures; underground terracotta vaults [b]
[a, b]

 

Written by abbymthompson

September 7, 2016 at 1:29 pm

Posted in Built