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Polini Motori Headquarters

Joseph di Pasquale

The trapezoidal shaped plot, with a main road running along one side, meant that the factory building had to be aligned along the former railway tracks of the Val Seriana line to the north, and vie with the imposing Italcementi factory close by. Horizontal and “dematerialised”, the composition is informed by the theme of speed. The horizontal structure has been obtained by connecting the façade of the racing division to the roof of the office block, creating a single unit. The appearance is of a partly sliced off cylinder lying on its side, its surface clad in large Alucobond aluminium panels, façades and roof distinguished only by the different type of anchoring. The double height cylinder section resting against the racing division contains the atrium with stairs and lifts. Like an expansion joint set between office block and racing division, it breaks the continuous line of the...

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