Bologna Civic Offices, Italy City Council Building Design, Emilia-Romagna Municipal Project Photos

Bologna Civic Offices Building

Office Development in Emilia-Romagna design by Mario Cucinella Architects, Italy

Design: Mario Cucinella Architects Srl

Location: Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy

Bologna Civic Offices Building

Bologna Civic Offices Building, Italy

Photos by Daniele Domenicali

8 Jul 2009

Bologna Civic Offices

Bologna City Council commissioned a new 33,000 m2 office building to house their Municipal head offices. They needed to bring together 1,000 employees currently scattered in 21 locations throughout the city.

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The new building is situated behind the central train station in the Bolognina district on the site of the former fruit and vegetable wholesale market. The project seeks to upgrade the area and re-connect it to the city centre.

The design concept is to break a single mass into three distinct blocks destined for different activities. The three blocks of different heights are unified by a folding shading roof, a four storey atrium entrance and a new sloping public space.

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The shading roof serves the dual purpose of providing solar protection and lending architectural cohesion to the complex. This large single cover is the defining element of the design. It is folded like a giant “origami” that rests gently on the various buildings above a panoramic terrace.

The programme includes space for shops, offices, services and sports facilities.

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Nuovo Sede Comune di Bologna – Building Information

Location: Via Fioravanti Bologna
Year: 2003-09
Client: NEWCO DUC Bologna s.p.a.
Surface area: 33.000 sqm
Budget: 73.799.000 Euro

Soci: Consorzio Cooperativa Costruzioni
ADANTI s.p.a.
Cooperativa Edile Appennino s.c.a.r.l.
Consorzio Emiliano-Romagnolo fra le Cooperative di Produzione e Lavoro
COGEI Costruzioni s.p.a.
Manutencoop s.p.a.

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Project: Mario Cucinella Architects
Team: Mario Cucinella, Elizabeth Francis, David Hirsch, Marco Capelli, Angelo Agostini (site architect), Gabriele Evangelisti, Giuseppe Perrone
In collaboration with:
Tommaso Bettini, Stefano Brunelli, Carmine Concas, Roberta Grassi, Dora Giunco
Antonella Maggiore, Caterina Michelini, Francesca Petrucci, Simone Rota, Michele Roveri, Pasqualino Tomassi

Lay-out offices: Pcmr
Structural engineering: NIER Ingegneria s.p.a. – Massimo Majowiecki, Vincenzo Lombardi
Mechanical engineering: NIER Ingegneria s.p.a. – Bruno Versari
Electrical engineering: Beta Progetti S.r.l. – Gabriele Anatrini, Lorenzo Grillo
Project Coordinator: Open Project S.r.l.
Responsible of the works: Romano Piolanti
Space Planning: Progetto CMR s.r.l.
Consulenza Spazi Commerciali: Espansione Commerciale + Center
Finance corporation: Banca di Opi, Gruppo San Paolo Imi, Banca MedioCredito, Gruppo Unicredit

Photographer: Daniele Domenicali

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Location: Bologna, Italy, southern Europe

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