Gazoline Petrol Station / Damilano Studio Architects

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Architects: Damilano Studio Architects / Duilio Damilano
Location: ,
Client: Centro calor s.r.l.
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 3800 sqm
Photographs: Andrea Martiradonna

Whether it’s providing a break for refueling, or just to stretch the legs before continuing the journey, the design of a service is strongly tied to the idea of travel.

© Andrea Martiradonna

With the same continuity, the service station is separated from the asphalt like a ribbon of road wrapping around itself, creating a temporary oasis to accommodate the traveller.

Site Plan

The architecture of a service station is usually conceived as a mere support function, thus influencing its shape. The architecture, static by definition, becomes closely linked to the concept of continuous flow that becomes the urban landscape.

© Andrea Martiradonna

Glass walls close the shell reinforced concrete, cast in special moulds. On the rear elevation, a red steel block is detached from the body and a wolf howling, illuminated at night, drawing attention to the restroom area.

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Cite: "Gazoline Petrol Station / Damilano Studio Architects" 08 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 May 2015. <>
  • ven det

    nice. any aerial photo? what is the roof material?

  • Lærke

    Looks a lot like KDY Clubhouse in Denmark.

  • Shalak Moore

    I’d love to see more examples of 1 story buildings that don’t rely on the “wrapper” or “ribbon” as a formal crutch.

    Laerke’s example is spot on, both projects are derivitives of the same, overused formal shortcut.

    This idea that the entire function of the project is “wrapped” by a continuous surface of some substantial thickness was interesting on the first few hundred projects that used it, but has grown tiresome.

    Projects like this will look extremely dated in about 10 years.

  • archi fan

    It also looks just like hadid’s ordupgaard museum in denmark.