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Hall Rowers Moto Guzzi / act_romegialli

  • 01:00 - 19 December, 2012
Hall Rowers Moto Guzzi / act_romegialli
Hall Rowers Moto Guzzi / act_romegialli, © Marcello Mariana
© Marcello Mariana

© Marcello Mariana © Marcello Mariana © Marcello Mariana © Marcello Mariana +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mandello del Lario Province of Lecco, Italy
  • Design Team

    Gianmatteo Romegialli, Angela Maria Romegialli, Erika Gaggia
  • Client

    Mandello del Lario Town Council
  • Cost

    380,059.48 Euro
  • Area

    330 + 190 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Marcello Mariana
© Marcello Mariana

From the architect. The volume is distributed in two separate pavilions, adjacent but with slightly staggered locations  for breaking its total volume.The shape of the buildings is typical of simple construction with a pitched roof, the archetype of the "house." It’s composed by n.1 deposit for rowing boats n.1 training-room and n.1 multifunctional room.

© Marcello Mariana
© Marcello Mariana

The pavilions are placed longitudinally in relation to the lake shore.


On the western side a continuous glass surface allows you to enjoy the view of the Como lake. The deep frame above the glass surface manage exposure to direct sunlight in the winter and summer solstices. The materials are based on maximum simplicity. The tympanums are made  in concrete - formwork type OSB  (wood chips pressed) that returns to the surface a smooth, natural appearance, the roof structure is composed by steel profiles.

© Marcello Mariana
© Marcello Mariana

The roof surface reproduces the typical material of the historic ferry piers on the Como Lake, the simple galvanized corrugated iron.

© Marcello Mariana
© Marcello Mariana

The four tympanum  are designed entirely covered with creeper species "ficus pumila." The creeper, as well as reducing the impact of the built volumes in the park, reinterprets historic customs. In the past  this method to cover architectural surfaces often was used on walls  and pavilions of the most important historic villas on the Como Lake.

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KenS · December 27, 2012

It reminds me Erich Mendelsohn's Hat Factory at Luckenwalde.

bhb · December 20, 2012

Beautiful project, although it's a shame that the doors to the hall have been erased from the interior photos. The plan and exterior photos clearly show them, but the interior shots have been made "prettier" than reality. It's already a well-considered, clean project, with pleasing contrast to the landscape and lake views. No need to hide those obvious points.

Spencer Wang · December 20, 2012



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