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Mac 9 - Zurich Insurance Company Italian HQ / Scandurra Studio Architettura

  • 16:00 - 12 May, 2015
Mac 9 - Zurich Insurance Company Italian HQ / Scandurra Studio Architettura
Mac 9 - Zurich Insurance Company Italian HQ / Scandurra Studio Architettura, © Filippo Romano
© Filippo Romano

© Filippo Romano © Filippo Romano © Filippo Romano © Filippo Romano + 10

Text description provided by the architects. The building is a typological hybrid of a building with a base and a building on stilts, a layout that combines the incisiveness and contained volumes of ribbed blocks with the calm of the inner courtyard and the lightness of a raised and transparent object with the ruggedness of the large and suspended “natural” object.

© Filippo Romano
© Filippo Romano

The opportunity to open up this perimeter and to make the fabric of the city flow into it has heavily conditioned every design choice made with regard to the building: the entire settlement is conceived as permeable, an integral part of the park; the public interior of the area as a space not just of arrival but also of passage, where the communal public space is hybridized with the private.

© Filippo Romano
© Filippo Romano

The base is designed as part of the landscape, passing fluidly through the volumes above, linking the different levels of the existing structures. A gigantic order of pillars supports directly the first floor, which consists of the raised plaza, a large terrace facing onto the garden. It houses the community functions of the company, junction of the paths of circulation to the main and secondary clusters of offices.

© Filippo Romano
© Filippo Romano
Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
© Filippo Romano
© Filippo Romano

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Mac 9 - Zurich Insurance Company Italian HQ / Scandurra Studio Architettura" 12 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/627324/mac-9-zurich-insurance-company-italian-hq-scandurra-studio-architettura/> ISSN 0719-8884