Part of the 90,000 sqm Masterplan, won in the 2001 International Competition by Boeri Studio, Building A2 is a long, splint shaped construction that borders the compound on via Rizzoli. The 21,500 sqm volume is intended to host, from the end of 2010, the offices of Rizzoli Libri, one of the most important publishing houses in Italy. The project, rising from the demolition of the old Rizzoli building, limits the street with a perfectly flat façade while, towards the interior, the volume presents a series of inflections that modify this ostensible homogeneity. The inflections create a dialogue with the rest of the built context, taking specific cues from the already completed RCS Headquarters (Building C). At the same time, the façade vertical bands derive from the redimensioning of the language used for the complete Masterplan and allow a unitary reading of the whole intervention.
Photo credits: Stefano Boeri Architetti