1996-1998

Ferrari Wind Tunnel

Maranello, Italy ©RPBW
1996-1998

Ferrari Wind Tunnel

Maranello, Italy Ph. Stefano Goldberg
1996-1998

Ferrari Wind Tunnel

Maranello, Italy Ph. Stefano Goldberg-Publifoto
1996-1998

Ferrari Wind Tunnel

Maranello, Italy Ph. Stefano Goldberg-Publifoto
1996-1998

Ferrari Wind Tunnel

Maranello, Italy Ph. Stefano Goldberg-Publifoto
1996-1998

Ferrari Wind Tunnel

Maranello, Italy

The Ferrari Wind Tunnel, a space to test drag on racing cars, is more like an enormous machine than a building in the way all the mechanisms and apparatus are on show instead of being hidden from view.

The tunnel is 80 metres long by 70 metres wide.

Credits

Client: Ferrari SpA

Renzo Piano Building Workshop, architects – P. Vincent, senior partner in charge

Design team: M. Salerno (architect in charge) with J. B. Mothes, N. Pacini, M. Pimmel, D. Rat, E. Rossato Piano, S. Lee, G. Modolo and S. Abbado, T. Damisch, J. C. M’Fouara; J. P. Allain (models).

Consultants: CSTB (wind tunnel consultant); Agibat MTI (structure); Végétude (planting); Austin Italia (cost control); Peutz & Associés (acoustics); F. Santolini (interiors).

General contractor: F.lli Dioguardi SpA.

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