The project is located in the industrial area of the city of Modena, Italy. This is a region that encapsulates tradition, innovation and style and the project represents this. This is the same area in which Ferrari and Lamborghini design and produce their vehicles. The client, Tetra Pak, commissioned this 1277 sqm building dedicated to innovation and training to be built adjacent to their existing Italian hub. This is stunning yet functional contemporary architecture, an expression of the international image of the company and of its commitment to quality and innovation. This elliptically-shaped glass building’s North and South sides are surrounded by a row of free standing pillars 7.5m high. These pillars are finished with cocciopesto, a red-brick colour finish which is commonly used in this part of Italy. The overall configuration
consists on an innovatively and dynamic glass core, protected and supported by the vernacular rows of pillars. The inside comprises of a 7.65 meters, double height, sinuous space for informal working. It is an airy and calm environment overlooking the park, generous in natural light and serenity. The core of the building is dedicated to training rooms at ground floor and to an open-space working area at the first floor. The park is organised with a series of pavilions equipped for working outside. With regards to energy consumption, the design consists on modern advances that increase the efficiency of the building via thermal insulation, masking solar irradiation in warmer periods, absorbing solar heat in colder periods and the deciduous trees in the garden blocking and allowing the sun through, adapting accordingly with seasonal chang
es. This project is about creating the best environment for harmony between architecture and nature to enhance performance, lifestyle and wellbeing in the work space. Claudio Silvestrin - Giuliana Salmaso - Stefano Trombini 1+1=1 is a partnership led by Claudio Silvestrin and Giuliana Salmaso, two architects who love to design together, taking strength and challenge from their mutual skills. Their work is the result of two personalities and uniqueness metaphorically seen as stone and water, stability and movement. The two different natures are visible in the practice’s projects that are showing a creative language free from repetitive signs. Claudio, Giuliana and their design team are dedicated to architecture, urbanism and research. Clients include Vodafone, Tetra Pak, laRinascente.