Office Building and Logistic Center / modostudio

© Julien Lanoo

Architect: modostudio
Location: , Italy
Client: Giorgia & Johns Spa
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 13,760 sqm
Photographs: Julien Lanoo

Volcano Buono / RPBW

VULCANO BUONO - NOLA (NA)

Resting on the outskirts of Naples, Renzo Piano latest Volcano Buono is a mixed use center  that aims to become integrated into the landscape, rather than just occupying it.  The central piazza of the Volcano includes a 150 meter-wide space that holds an outdoor theater and market, while a series of concentric rings form the center’s commercial areas.  Piano explained that the Volcano  is “a contemporary take on a Greek marketplace, a void as a place for events, meetings, dialogue and the gathering of people”.

More about the Volcano and more images after the break.