Refined Simplicity – More than a Sports Hall

Constructive rigour and regional scale in the GEZAs new industrial architecture.

In the opinion of GEZA (the successful studio founded in Udine in 1999 by Stefano Gri and Piero Zucchi), industrial construction offers an opportunity to engage with the extent of the landscape. The new headquarters of Faber Cividale, a global leader in the production of cylinders for compressed gases, is placed on the threshold of two landscapes: in the west, the territory is drawn by the geometry of farmland, while, on the eastern side, it is marked by the elementary volumes of the production halls.

Photo: Massimo-Crivellari

Photo: Massimo-Crivellari

Architects: GEZA Gri e Zucchi Architetti Associati, Stefano Gri, Piero Zucchi
Team: Stefania Anzil, Chiara Marchetti, Tania Teixeira, Francesco Casella, Tina Carletti
Structural Engineer: Nuttassociati, Udine, Italy
Facade Engineer: Angelo Peruzza
Mechanical Engineer: Bulfon Associati
Electrical Engineer: Studio Venica
MEP consultant: HT Engineering
Site Supervisor: GEZA Gri e Zucchi Architetti Associati – Stefano Gri, Piero Zucchi
Contractor: Edildri Costruzioni
Mechanical Systems: Elettrica Ducale
Electrical Systems: Tecnoimpianti/Nonino
Millworks: Arredi Ermacora
Client: Faber Industrie spa
Location: Via dell’Industria, Cividale del Friuli, Udine, Italy
design period: 2009-2011
construction period: 2011-2013
site area: 106.000 m²
project area: 3.170 m² + 1180 m² piano interrato / basement,
volumetric dimensions: 10.500 m³

The complete article is published in Winter issue of Piranesi No. 37 Vol. 23.

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