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New Dal Negro Multi-Purpose Centre

Studio Bonato + Fabrizio Fontana

Europa | Treviso

The new multi-purpose centre commissioned by playing-card manufacturer Dal Negro, is located near the 16th century walls of the town of Treviso, Italy. Bordered by the ring road and railway line, the area is comfortably near the town centre although not fully part of the urban network. This brown-field site, where the former company factory once stood, is now occupied by two buildings: the first, a management and offices building, with retail premises on the ground floor; the second, comprising two distinct but unified blocks - an internal parking silo and, backed up against this, facing the road, another office building with a porticoed ground floor given over to commercial functions.
These two blocks enclose an irregular-shaped inner court. The walkways across the stone-paved court are marked out by insets of cotto and wood. The slope of the court has been used for lower-level...

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