UN CENTRO DIREZIONALE TRA MATERIALI DEL LUOGO E SISTEMI INNOVATIVI
AN ADMINISTRATION CENTRE BY SEVERINI ASSOCIATI AND PARTNERS STUDIO BETWEEN LOCAL MATERIALS AND INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS
Progetto di: Severini Associati & Partners
Nella vallata compresa tra Camerino, da decenni importante città universitaria, e Fabriano, famosa per l’arte della carta fin dal XIII secolo e oggi importante centro industriale dell’entroterra marchigiano, sorge Matelica, la città di Enrico Mattei, di fondazione incerta ma attribuita ai Piceni dopo le recenti scoperte archeologiche. Questa cittadina si propone
In the valley between Camerino, for decades a leading university city and Fabriano, famous for the art of papermaking since the eighteenth century and today an important industrial centre in the hinterland of the Marches region of Italy, stands Matelica, the town of Enrico Mattei. The date it was founded is uncertain but it is attributed to the Picenes after recent archaeological discoveries. For years this town has acted as the centre of gravity of what can be called a single linear town made up of the municipalities of a green valley situated crossways on to the main road (west/east) characteristic of the Appenine backbone of the Marches. Present in this fabric is a structure designed by the Severini Associati & Partners studio in which the design intention starting from the Retail Park type was also to be seen as being suitable for the functions of an administration centre as well as making a building with strong architectural identity. The design for the administration centre aimed to introduce architecture, innovative in its materials and composition, into an environment with very strong roots from the point of view of its architectural culture. The screening system used in the building consists of aluminium sun break slats. Generally this type of sun break can use both manual and electrical movement systems. In this case the slats have been combined with a wooden frame with a typical L-shaped beam type that rests on the pillars with a strong reference to local material in this case travertine from the Ascoli region. The intention to establish a clear relationship with the territory and the pre-existing phenomena through the use of local shapes colours and, aboveall, materials is evident. The architect’s idea behind the design provides for the use of the material, its colour and the sensation that we perceive from the first contact, as elements that strongly determine the architectural form of our offices.
Laureato in Architettura nel 1979 presso la Università degli Studi di Firenze. Dal 1981 al 1996 svolge ruoli di dirigenza all’interno della pubblica amministrazione. Dal 1997 si dedica alla libera professione fi no a fondare nel 2001 lo studio Severini Associati & Partners.
A graduate in Architecture from the University of Florence in 1979. Between 1981 and 1996 he held various managerial positions in public administration. From 1997 on he worked in a freelance capacity until founding the Severini Associati & Partners studio in 2001. At the same time he has developed a research and design activity in the field of industrial design and interior architecture. The design and artistic direction for chains of stores, international organisations that have led to creations throughout the world have been particularly important. Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Caracas, Paris, Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona, London, St. Petersburg, Moscow etc.
Si compongono di pale metalliche di varie fogge e dimensioni (Finns) formate da lamiere presso piegate o profi lati estrusi (verniciate, rivestite in legno o vetro) dotate di uno scheletrato a perno che le ancora alla struttura e ne permette la movimentazione. Si producono due tipologie: » a pale verticali / with vertical blades » a pale orizzontali / with horizontal blade I primi hanno le pale di dimensioni piu ridotte, che possono ruotare di circa 180°, azionate tramite una catena che ruota i perni di sostegno o nei casi piu pesanti tramite attuatori a leva.
The first have smaller slats that can turn through approximately 180° operated through a chain that turns the supporting pins or in the heavier cases through lever operated actuators. The latter have bigger slats (larger fins) both for aesthetic reasons and to withstand the wind. These systems cannot move freely and do not have a manoeuvring system: the slats are rotated and directed when they are installed in accordance with the angle of the sun predetermined at the design stage and then fixed definitively.