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Sustainable innovation: Ferrari’s new e-building in Maranello

The building was opened by Sergio Mattarella, President of the Republic. Industrial architecture that both respects the environment and creates a workplace centered on people’s wellbeing

MCA - Mario Cucinella Architects

Ferrari’s new e-building in Maranello
By Editorial Staff -

Designed by MCA Mario Cucinella Architects, the new Ferrari e-building in Maranello officially opened today – Friday, June 21 – at an event attended by the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella.

The building, located in the new northern expansion of the firm’s Maranello production site, lays the foundations for a broader process of urban regeneration. Intended for the production of cars with internal combustion and hybrid engines, as well as the future electric Ferrari, the facility is a parallelepiped with two main and two mezzanine floors.

The new building, for which MCA designed the external façades and the main interior spaces, is an example of industrial architecture that respects the environment while also focusing on people’s wellbeing of people in the workplace.

e-building di Ferrari a Maranello © Duccio Malagamba, courtesy of MC A - Mario Cucinella Architects

 

“The project for Ferrari's new e-building in Maranello embodies an industrial architecture that will rejuvenate a significant portion of the city's manufacturing district. The building has been designed to achieve the highest energy certification levels while minimising environmental footprint through the usage of renewable energy sources. Innovation and design come together to enhance the project across all levels, from the building's form and façades to the identity of the surrounding environment in which it is located, an area recognised worldwide for Italian excellence in industrial and manufacturing expertise".

Mario Cucinella, Founder & Design Director, MCA – Mario Cucinella Architects

e-building di Ferrari a Maranello © Duccio Malagamba, courtesy of MC A - Mario Cucinella Architects

 

Ferrari’s new e-building: light and landscape

Central to the project is a study of light. The curtain wall, conceived as a music staff that gives the architecture a musical theme, comprises alternating opaline and transparent windows. These bring abundant natural light inside while opening up views of the surrounding landscape. This translucent shell, which rises above a base composed of prefabricated panels punctuated by two different finishes, helps dematerialize the building during the day, while transforming it into a glowing lantern at night.

The façade design is based on the design for manufacturing and assembly (DfMA) method, creating efficiencies and reducing the environmental impact of the materials and processes used. Built on the footprints of previous buildings, and therefore with zero land consumption, the structure meets a building energy rating of A2, equating to NZEB. This was achieved by using recyclable materials certified by leading authorities for their minimal emissions of substances into the environment, a photovoltaic array on the roof, a heat pump air conditioning system, and a rainwater recovery system.

e-building di Ferrari a Maranello © Duccio Malagamba, courtesy of MC A - Mario Cucinella Architects

 

Visual wellbeing and lots of greenery

Production lines occupy two levels of Ferrari’s new e-building. These spaces include ergonomic workstations and breakout areas that feature materials and colors that convey a sense of visual wellbeing.

Ample greenery is a feature inside the factory (reflecting a Ferrari policy) as well as outside, where the many green areas range from a large roof garden visible from the production areas to plants inside light wells and 200 new trees designed to reduce the urban heat island effect.

Finally, MCA’s project included a redesign of the site’s system of roadways, with traffic calming and the creation of an area with street level parking next to the factory.

 

>>> Discover the Italian Pavilion at Osaka Expo 2025, also designed by Mario Cucinella

Credits

Location: Maranello, Modena, Italy
Completion: 2024
Area: 42.500 sq. m
Client: Ferrari
Architect: MCA - Mario Cucinella Architects

Consultants
Structural: Planning Ingegneria
MEP and Fire Protection: Pool Progetti, SY.TEC, Planning Ingegneria
Visual: MC A Visual, Hido Visual

Photography by Duccio Malagamba, courtesy of MCA - Mario Cucinella Architects

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