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Piazza Garibaldi – Naples, Italy

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Building: Piazza Garibaldi Subway Station
Location: Piazza Garibaldi, 80142 Naples, Italy
Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture
Project Manager: Metropolitana di Napoli et Metropolitana de Milano, Naples
Structural Engineer: Bollinger + Grohmann, Francfort
Client: Ti Metropolitana di Napoli, Ing. Giannegidio Silva
Site Area: 59,000 m²
Built Area: 21,000 m²
Completion: 2013

AE Interests: Complex transportation hub. Vast prismatic surface composed of different types of perforated metal in varying densities. Triangular patterns of roof.

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Written by Laila Alafifi

September 8, 2015 at 2:48 pm

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Masseria Ospitale – Lecce, Italy

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Building: Masseria Ospitale Restaurant Coverage
Location: Lecce, Italy
Architect: Gridshell and CMMKM Architettura e Design
Structural Consultants: F. Portioli with B. D’Amico
Completion: 2011

AE Interests: Parametrically modeled, lightweight structure. Semi-coverage through an integrated wood skin system. Use of salvaged and renewable resources, such as wood. Known for its economically and environmentally innovative method. Sustainable design. Complex form, timber gridshell.

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Written by Laila Alafifi

September 8, 2015 at 2:35 pm

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Office Building and Logistic Center – Naples, Italy

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Building: Office Building and Logistic Center
Location: Naples, Italy
Architect: modostudio
Consultants: engineering and coordination; Studio Visone & associati
Contractor: Edilizia Cinquestelle + Canova Prefabbricati
Client: Giorgia & Johns Spa
Site Area: 20,235 m²
Built Area: 13,760 m²
Completion: 2011

AE Interests: Strong and recognizable facade. Main structural envelope made of precast concrete. Faceted reinforced concrete panels with a rhomboidal pattern. Glass curtain wall. Steel frame system and metal sheet plates join concrete panels with main envelope. Glass partitions.

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Written by Laila Alafifi

September 8, 2015 at 2:31 pm

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Bagnolia Futura – Naples, Italy

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Building: Bagnolia Futura Cultural Center
Location: Naples, Italy
Architects: Silvio d’Ascia Architecture
Design Team: Silvio d’Ascia Architecture, ATI Servizi Integrati, IDI
General contractors: SLED SpA with Studio Graziani, Studio Lenzi, Ing. Majorano, Gi.Pi.Gi.
Area: 44,230 m²
Completion: 2011

AE Interests: Steel structural system. Layered facade. Opaque acoustical curtains. Domed structure.

Articles: 1

Written by Laila Alafifi

September 8, 2015 at 2:18 pm

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