1985-1987

Aluminium Research Institute

Novara, Italy Ph. Michel Denancé
1985-1987

Aluminium Research Institute

Novara, Italy Ph. Michel Denancé
1985-1987

Aluminium Research Institute

Novara, Italy Ph. Michel Denancé
1985-1987

Aluminium Research Institute

Novara, Italy Ph. Gianni Berengo Gardin
1985-1987

Aluminium Research Institute

Novara, Italy

The initial assignment was to study multifunctional facades that could be mass produced. Building a protoype led to the larger idea of using aluminum in every possible way for an entire building. Further research into using aluminum in a modular way yielded a building that could be assembled in the space of just four months.

Credits

Client: Aluminia S.p.A.

Renzo Piano Building Workshop, architects

Design team: B. Plattner (associate in charge), R. Self, R. J. Van Santen, J. Lelay, B. Vaudeville, L. Pennisson, A. Benzeno with J. Y. Richard (models)

Consultants: M. Mimram (structure); Sodeteg (services); Italstudio (facade); Omega (local engineers); M. Desvigne/C. Dalnoky (landscaping).

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