Sannini Cotto from Impruneta


Service Centre of the bank group - Credito Valtellinese

Service Centre of the bank group - Credito Valtellinese

1 September, 2015
curtain walls, Sunscreen Systemlouver, outdoor, realization
Concerning the new headquarter "SERVICES CENTRE OF THE BANK GROUP - CREDITO VALTELLINESE", the concept of lightness plays a very important role, due to the particular compact and complex building morphology.
The different conditions at the storeys, as well for structural morphology as for employed materials (glass, brickwork, round and straight wall, ceiling) suggest the use of a unifying element, able to meet several applications according to the surfaces in charge.
The design by Arch. Masella foresaw the use of a traditional material, reinterpreted in a contemporary way.
In term to meet such expectations, it was proposed different elements of natural Cotto: the Doga “T” element for the blind walls, laid with horizontal joints of 5 cm, while, for the curtain walls, the cladding with Doga “Flat” thins out reversing the balance between empty and full, showing an extremely slim substructure and proposing an idea of covering which, playing with relations between empty and full spaces, remarks the architectural characteristics of the building.