arata isozaki + andrea maffei associati: new headquarters of bergamo
 
arata isozaki + andrea maffei associati: new headquarters of bergamo
jul 26, 2011

arata isozaki + andrea maffei associati: new headquarters of bergamo

‘the new headquarters of the province of bergamo’ by arata isozaki + andrea maffei associati, bergamo, italy
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on a recent visit to the studio of milan-based practice arata isozaki + andrea maffei associati, designboom received an exclusive look at ‘the new headquarters of the province of bergamo’. sited in northern italy, the competition proposal seeks to reference and relate to the contrasting historical and industrial neighborhoods of the city.

arata isozaki + andrea maffei associati: new headquarters of bergamo
approach
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standing 90 meters tall, the structure is at once definitive and recognizable in the urban skyline. designed as a ‘horizontal skyscraper’, the unit is composed of two primary forms, which intersect to generate a harmonious architectural presence. established in response to their surrounding environment, the opposing linear and sinuous volumes aim to create a visual permeability and connection to the landscape.

arata isozaki + andrea maffei associati: new headquarters of bergamo
back
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a circular pedestal wraps around the tower at street level, both enclosing and supporting the above nine-storey structure. visually reducing the scale of the unit, the translucent podium serves as both an accessible multi-functional space – housing conference rooms, offices and a library – and a panoramic viewing deck.

arata isozaki + andrea maffei associati: new headquarters of bergamo
one of the viewing decks
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four rotating modules compose the porous upper volume, rising symmetrically to create and surround a series of outdoor terraces. negative voids, integrated exterior environments and a permeable facade all work to lighten the perceived mass of the monolithic structure.

arata isozaki + andrea maffei associati: new headquarters of bergamo
in context
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arata isozaki + andrea maffei associati: new headquarters of bergamo
overall view of physical model
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arata isozaki + andrea maffei associati: new headquarters of bergamo
3/4 view
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arata isozaki + andrea maffei associati: new headquarters of bergamo
entrance
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arata isozaki + andrea maffei associati: new headquarters of bergamo
view of terrace on the roof of the podium
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arata isozaki + andrea maffei associati: new headquarters of bergamo
detail of facade and structure
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arata isozaki + andrea maffei associati: new headquarters of bergamo
view of terrace
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arata isozaki + andrea maffei associati: new headquarters of bergamo
top view
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arata isozaki + andrea maffei associati: new headquarters of bergamo
andrea maffei discussing elements of the design
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  • nafikiri kila wazo huwa na maantik ila katika design hii ni zaid ya maantiki, HONGERA SANA!!

    NYAMONDE RAMADHANI

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