COIMA Image has been providing the industry with architectural design, interior design, and space planning services since the 1980s. The company’s mission has always been to ensure that people are central to the design process, so as to offer users a 360-degree experience. It recently designed a new club house for the Inter soccer team. The club’s soccer pitches formed a fundamental element in the project, with the entire complex designed so that players can gain maximum benefit from their training sessions within an environment that’s stimulating, comfortable, and green.
The new building has been designed to harmonize with the existing structures, which have also been renovated using a similarly respectful architectural language. The structure makes extensive use of precast concrete beams, columns, slabs, and stairs. The concrete elevator shafts between the basement and ground floors act as the structural core for the timber structure of the first and second floors.
The exposed precast concrete ground floor houses the entrance, lounge, and common areas, which open directly onto the soccer pitch.
The above-ground floors, where the rooms are located, were constructed using prefabricated cross-laminated timber modules, transported to the site. The modules include two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two entrance areas, and a services shaft. The modules were then completed onsite with the addition of tiling, wall finishes, sanitary fittings, taps, power outlets, and so on.
The interior design is based on the team’s brand. But it also reflects the architectural choices of the designers to make every space welcoming and suitable for the athletes’ work.
COIMA Image also paid close attention to the project’s environmental impact, choosing Wood Beton’s prefabricated range for its sustainability and performance. Assembling the modular rooms onsite made it possible to reduce both consumption and construction times, with the entire club house completed in just 6 months.
Architect: COIMA Image
Location: Appiano Gentile, Italia
Photography by © Maurizio Montagna
courtesy of COIMA Image