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Salewa Headquarters / Cino Zucchi Architetti and Park Associati

  • Architects: Cino Zucchi Architetti and Park Associati
  • Location: Bolzano, Italy
  • Project Team: Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi, Cino Zucchi, with Elisa Taddei (project architect), Alice Cuteri, Lorenzo Merloni, Marco Panzeri, Davide Pojaga, Alessandro Rossi, Giada Torchiana, Fabio Calciati (rendering)
  • Structural Engineer: Kauer & Kauer Ingenieure, Bolzano Ing. Georg Kauer, Ing. Ulrich Kauer
  • Electrical Engineer: Energytech Ingegneri S.r.l., Bolzano Ing. Gabriele Frasnelli
  • Mechanical Engineer: Energytech Ingegneri S.r.l., Bolzano Ing. Georg Felderer
  • Site Supervision: Plan Team GmbH, Bolzano Ing. Johann Röck, Ing. Rupert Cristofoletti
  • Artistic Intervention: Margit Klammer
  • Climbing Wall Consultant: Ralf Preindl, Bressanone
  • Client: Salewa SpA, Bolzano
  • Cost/General Investment: € 40 Mln.
  • Area: 30595.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Cino Zucchi and Park Associati

© Cino Zucchi and Park Associati © Cino Zucchi and Park Associati © Cino Zucchi and Park Associati © Cino Zucchi and Park Associati


west elevation
west elevation

The new Salewa Headquarters, one of the most prominent manufacturers in Bolzano, is situated in an exceptional location adjacent to the Bolzano highway suggesting a “landscape” building, in formal dialog with the surrounding steep cliffs. As well as housing new work spaces and an indoor climbing gym, the building aims to provide a space for interaction and communication between the company and its network of suppliers, partners and clients. The new headquarters represents a point of convergence between different elements of everyday life: from physical, social and communicative dimensions to work styles and leisure. The Salewa headquarter is formed by a series of multifaceted slabs and towers, including a 50 metre-high structure which when built will be the tallest building in the city.

The project combines an electro-coloured micro-perforated aluminium skin which protects the most exposed parts of the building with a large vertical glass covering. The resulting visual effect is that of a rock crystal. The interplay between the thin sheet metal-like pillars and the delicate protective layers frame the façades and underline the contrast between the visible and invisible areas. Situated in a particular geographic location, this complex represents a place of information exchange between the dense web of material and immaterial relations that constitute the life of a modern company.

© Cino Zucchi and Park Associati
© Cino Zucchi and Park Associati

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