From the square, one reaches the main entrances of the various buildings, while the service doors always give onto the back and the roads. The buildings have different characteristics: commercial building and restaurant on one floor; two floors for the block housing a fitness centre (swimming pool included) and a beauty salon, a final block housing a restaurant.
The buildings show marked horizontality in their volumetric proportions, which we wanted to highlight and stress in developing the facades by choosing cladding with a horizontal weft, obtained by crim-ping the cladding material, which highlights the linearity of the buildings. Moreover, the metal cladding is realized with an angle of rotation as to the verticality of the building facade that creates dynamism in the volume and space articulation in the comparison between the corners “opening” upwards.
This cladding is also open at the top, creating an air gap between the building and the cladding itself that on the first floor becomes also a passageway for the maintenance of the façades.
On the façades, the entrances to the buildings are highlighted by recesses and cantilever roofs that intentionally break off the continuity of the system.
Photo credits: Studio Architetti Mar