Frigerio design group designed the brand new Novara headquarters Zamasport, one of many main ready-to-wear manufacturers in Italy, with partnerships with huge names in trend. Zamasport has appointed through the years famend inventive administrators: Walter Albini, says the “father” of ready-to-wear, then Gianni Versace, a newcomer to the style world on the time.
Accomplished in 2020, the brand new head workplace covers 3,700 sq. meters in a easy, compact quantity with a precast concrete framework and facades impressed by the materials with which the corporate works. The development is situated within the middle of the corporate’s industrial advanced, changing into an essential hinge between the pre-existing buildings. It’s categorized as a NZEB (close to zero vitality constructing), an acronym denoting a extremely vitality environment friendly constructing by which greater than half of all vitality wants are met from renewable sources. The brand new head workplace not solely evokes the identification of the model however is a sustainable development combining ethics and respect for the atmosphere. Frigerio design group has designed fluid workspaces with easy, high-performance finishes to accommodate places of work, design studios, locker rooms and a part of the model’s manufacturing.
The undertaking displays the idea of “Gradual Structure” acknowledged by the architect Enrico Frigerio, which has turn into an actual manifesto for the studio’s initiatives:
“Gradual structure is an structure that pulls sources for its definition within the context. Nonetheless, the notion of context should be understood, within the broad sense, as historical past, society, atmosphere and local weather. The time period “sluggish” doesn’t imply doing issues slowly however reasonably “with precision”. We now have to discover a new method of doing issues – in structure, and never solely – bearing in mind extra than simply financial elements. “
This method results in a undertaking fastidiously designed all the way down to the smallest element to create areas which can be useful, but additionally welcoming and nice, with out neglecting environmental sustainability. Maximize the passive vitality efficiency of the constructing and rigorously use supplies and sources to scale back vitality consumption, accompanied by decisions meant to enhance the working lifetime of staff with nice consideration to the definition of areas, routes and environments providing a excessive degree of acoustic consolation and lit with pure gentle, with built-in inexperienced areas sustaining visible continuity with the panorama due to giant clear glass surfaces. This method doesn’t cease at development, however, within the pursuits of whole high quality and environmental sustainability, additionally takes into consideration the vitality administration and upkeep of the constructing through the years.
Photos courtesy of Frigerio design group
Shopper: ZAMASPORT SpA
12 months: 2017-2020
Lot space 9,000 m2; buildings 3,700 m2 (warehouse 780 m2, manufacturing 1,570 m2 and places of work 1,350 m2)
Location: Novara, Italy
Common coordination, architectural undertaking – idea, remaining undertaking, authorizations, government undertaking and supervision: Frigerio Design Group
Collaborators E. Frigerio with D. Bona (Undertaking supervisor)
Remaining and government undertaking F. Valido, M. Sola, S. Cambiaggio, V. Villa, M. Verdona, D. Gesualdo
Buildings – Undertaking and supervision Studio Tecnico Ing. Silverio Tettamanti
Installations – Undertaking and supervision Vitality Engineering srl
Forman Geom. Massimo Zugnino
Geology and geotechnical engineering Geol. Giorgio Grassi
Acoustics – Undertaking Arch. Elena Bocca
Common contractor Notarimpresa SPA
Gualini SPA constructing envelope
Images (01-26) Mario Frusca, (27-30) Frigerio Design Group