Office Building / Carlo Bagliani + Antonio Norero

Office Building / Carlo Bagliani + Antonio Norero
© Giovanna Silva
© Giovanna Silva
Vado Ligure, Italy
  • Architects: Architects Carlo Bagliani , Antonio Norero
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  7000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2011
  • Photographs photographs:  Giovanna Silva, Anna Positano

Courtesy of Carlo Bagliani© Giovanna Silva© Giovanna Silva© Giovanna Silva+ 10

  • Design Team:Sp10, Carlo Bagliani, Vittorio Caponetto, Antonio Norero, Valter Scelsi
  • Collaborator:Alessandro Perotta
  • City:Vado Ligure
  • Country:Italy
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The assignment was to design an 11 floors office building with a public porch at the ground floor (and 2 parking floors underground). Every floor is an openspace. There are two stairs and four elevators in a central nucleus.

© Giovanna Silva
© Giovanna Silva

The general outline was already determined by the urbanistic plan, so our main goal was to design a dress.

© Giovanna Silva
© Giovanna Silva

We thought to a chess textile because of the industrial landscape around the parcel, thinking to some building painted in black and white chess in order to be viewed by the air traffic.

© Giovanna Silva
© Giovanna Silva

Then everything was easy: it was designed a simple aluminum curtain wall mixing just 4 types of cheap windows (about 1 mt x 1 mt): one with glass and a white frame (not operable), two types with a black aluminium frame (one type operable and one type not operable), one made just of a white frame with no glass (this type was used for the open loggia at the ground floor and for the roof).

We operate trying to realized a nearly aphasic architecture, able to integrate in that landscape but also to be very well-dressed.

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Address:Vado Ligure, Savona, Italy

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Cite: "Office Building / Carlo Bagliani + Antonio Norero" 31 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/461505/office-building-architects-carlo-bagliani-antonio-norero> ISSN 0719-8884

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