Turin 2008 – 2010
Contracting authority: Università degli Studi di Torino
Client: Codelfa S.p.A., Gozzo Impianti S.p.A, Arsis Costruzioni srl
collaboration: SI.ME.TE. Srl, arch. V. Riccato, arch. M. Virano, arch. C. Crosetto
The structural design transforms the projected one-way truss in a three-dimensional beam, changing the pattern of the pillars from vertical to inclined to ‘V’. It maintains, however, the previous figurative perception, while reshaping the succession of arches that welcome the “top sheet” and confirming the exceptional form.
The image of the floating roof of the building between convexity and concavity, which will have full visibility in daylight brown shell surrounding landscape, will be repeated as night-time visibility through its tenuous illumination from below.
General contractor: Codelfa S.p.A., Gozzo Impianti S.p.A, Arsis Costruzioni srl
Fotografie: Gabriele Bolognesi