iotti + pavarani architetti wins renzo piano award for domus technica
 
iotti + pavarani architetti wins renzo piano award for domus technica
jul 28, 2011

iotti + pavarani architetti wins renzo piano award for domus technica

‘domus technica’ by iotti + pavarani architetti, brescello, italy
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the renzo piano foundation has named reggio emilia-based firm iotti + pavarani architetti as the ‘best italian practice under 40’. the award, which was handed over earlier this week, stems from the recently completed ‘domus technica’, a project piano claims secured the first place prize. located in brescello, italy, the building acts as home to mechanical and industrial engineer immergas’ center for advanced training. conceived as a laboratory, the design intends to create a flexible and responsive environment that is shaped by both its function and its users.

iotti + pavarani architetti wins renzo piano award for domus technica
entrance
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contained within a translucent cubic form, the complex is at once refined and technical, its position and orientation arranged in response to the existing facilities and the surrounding landscape. 

iotti + pavarani architetti wins renzo piano award for domus technica
back elevation
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composed of teaching rooms and showrooms, the unit primarily acts as an interactive lab where technicians and professionals are trained and updated on the implementation of new technologies.

iotti + pavarani architetti wins renzo piano award for domus technica
site plan
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on the ground floor a spacious atrium opens onto the surrounding landscape, while providing access to five individual showrooms.

iotti + pavarani architetti wins renzo piano award for domus technica
elevation
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upstairs, a meeting hall opens onto a rooftop terrace where an artificial landscape of solar panels and photovoltaic cells demonstrate the company’s most recent developments.

iotti + pavarani architetti wins renzo piano award for domus technica
elevation
image © iotti + pavarani architetti

iotti + pavarani architetti wins renzo piano award for domus technica
elevation
image © iotti + pavarani architetti

iotti + pavarani architetti wins renzo piano award for domus technica
elevation
image © iotti + pavarani architetti

iotti + pavarani architetti wins renzo piano award for domus technica
section
image © iotti + pavarani architetti

iotti + pavarani architetti wins renzo piano award for domus technica
section
image © iotti + pavarani architetti

iotti + pavarani architetti wins renzo piano award for domus technica
exploded axo
image © iotti + pavarani architetti

iotti + pavarani architetti wins renzo piano award for domus technica
concept sketches
image © iotti + pavarani architetti

iotti + pavarani architetti wins renzo piano award for domus technica
concept sketches
image © iotti + pavarani architetti

iotti + pavarani architetti wins renzo piano award for domus technica
renzo piano with paolo iotti and marco pavarani
image courtesy of iotti + pavarani

  • Nice!! …this blows away the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City!

    urban green
  • it’s steven holl?

    gianco

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