This new works site blends pleasingly into the landscape, dialoguing with the undulating backdrop of foothills. Designed by architect Valentino Ivano Sebellin from Seiv Group at Maser, the SIDI Sport manufacturing plant reflects the rolling horizon in its façade and roof structure: large boomerang trusses intersect on the main elevation as they support the corrugated steel roof.
The two buildings are architecturally connected: one houses the production line, the other commercial, administrative and management offices. Special care was taken with planning connections - horizontal and vertical, for people, objects or technical systems. Thus the centre of the production building forms a series of “technological towers” housing plant and conduits as well as stairs and lifts.
The production building occupies three storeys and is a prefab structure in reinforced concrete designed and produced by Pregeco. To the north the roofing units used are “Ecoshed 2000”, optimized for office use, spanning 24 m, while the southern section, destined as warehouse space, is roofed by “Ecoshed 6000”, again spanning 24 m.
The upper surface was insulated thermally in polyurethane and waterproofed by a mantle of aluminium. The shed window rows are in “climalit” double-glazing. The 20 cm thick trapezoidal infill panels are of expanded clay-based concrete, finished in “Carrara white” and “ebony black” washed crushed marble setting up a diamond pattern of light and dark.
The office building stands on two storeys above and one below ground, covering a surface area of 3000 square metres in all. The entrance foyer on the ground floor rises the full two storeys in height; off it run corridors to the offices and lifts/stairs to the upper floor.
The main feature of the façade is its boomerang-shaped steel mullions, designed and manufactured by Fima; their section varies in height, the flanges are horizontal and the core sloping.
The header shafts, tubular steel profiles coming to a cone-shaped end, converge on a common base plate. This is formed of main tubular lintels in circular-section steel and irregular wave-shaped secondary roofing trusses made out of welded solid-core steel profile.
On this plate rests the full roof “packet” formed of Fima’s Hoesch bearing panels in galvanised corrugated micro-perforated noise-absorbent sheeting fastened to the frame, itself in a wavy pattern. These units serve as the support for the outer cladding of aluminium units seamed at the sides and a top layer of fully waterproof AluPlusZinc.