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Trade Fair Centre in La Spezia / MMAA

  • 01:00 - 2 April, 2011
Trade Fair Centre in La Spezia / MMAA
Trade Fair Centre in La Spezia / MMAA, © Roberto Buratta
© Roberto Buratta

© Roberto Buratta © Roberto Buratta © Roberto Buratta © Roberto Buratta +44

  • Architects

  • Location

    La Spezia Province of La Spezia, Italy
  • Architects

    Mario Manfroni, Patrizia Burlando, Danilo Sergiampietri, Daniela Cappelletti
  • Structural Engineering

    Exa engineering srl
  • Client

    Centro Fieristico della Spezia
  • Contractor

    Cometal spa, Parma, Italy
  • Area

    5500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

From the architect. The new expo pavilion has been built in a former industrial area previously occupied by a pasta factory. The building, which features a coated iron structure and envelope made of titanium-zinc panels and vast glazed surfaces, takes the form of a long parallelepiped, folded over on itself, that soars up from the ground, jutting out sharply at the end to shelter the entrance facing the pre-existing multiplex. The shape of the building is based on the idea of creating an architectural promenade that unfurls from the highest point of the building, through an exhibition space, down to the bottom.

© Roberto Buratta
© Roberto Buratta

The shape of the ramp that leads through the interior makes the outside of the building look like a giant, twisted metal tube. This striking form also becomes an element that structures the interior layout, creating the right hierarchy of space without sacrificing overall harmony: the unified space can house different functions at the same time, or be used as single venue.

On the ground floor are public and service entrances, and many of the exhibition areas, which then seamlessly continue through the space of the intermediate and upper floor.

© Roberto Buratta
© Roberto Buratta

This top floor can be used separately from the rest of the building, for exhibitions that are thematic or reserved for a select public, since it has its own entrance, and a section with stairs and elevators that can be dedicated to this specific use. Due to its location, the fair becomes an ideal gateway to the city, looking onto Via Carducci through a glazed wall parallel to the street, topped by a single metal roof that also becomes a unifying element in the architectural whole.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Trade Fair Centre in La Spezia / MMAA" 02 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/124495/trade-fair-centre-in-la-spezia-mmaa/>
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Anisio Quincó · April 03, 2011

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Sog · April 03, 2011 10:21 AM

Inspired by a ventilation duct?

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