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BUILDING
 
 
Centro Ricerche Uniflair
Technology Center Uniflair
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DESIGNER
 
 
MC A Mario Cucinella Architects
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DESCRIPTION
 
Description
The Uniflair project consists of two interventions: the first concerns landscaping, seen as a patchwork that contaminates the mainly industrial character of the area.
As the site is in the countryside, the intention was to avoid the idea of industry “stealing ground” from the landscape, adding pleasant elements far removed from the uniform greyness of cement and asphalt: areas in red concrete, trees scattered so as to seem pre-existing, and green areas, such as a bamboo garden and a flower-strewn field.
The second intervention concerns the interior layout of the building allocated to the technical offices. The interior is a 200 m long open plan where the various workplaces are brought together around a single large table. This creates a continuous line, a visible backbone that is an explicit representation of company procedures.
The space is lit by a system of indirect lighting positioned in the central part of the tables. Next to the large table a series of cylindrical spaces house meeting rooms, areas for relaxing, and communal areas. These look like circular pavilions and are lit from inside. In clear contrast with the linear layout of the industrial process, these spaces create a new interior landscape.

Text edited by Mario Cucinella Architects
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ECO-SUSTAINABILITY'
 
General ecology
Efficient use and control of natural light are obtained by means of closely-woven blinds mounted on rollers and cables outside the building, with a wind-sensitive and light-sensitive mechanism regulating the degree – greater or lesser – of opening.

Text edited by Mario Cucinella Architects
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Italy [Italia]
Region
Veneto
Province
Padova
Town
Conselve
Address
Via Della Tecnica, 2, 35026 Conselve (PD)
 
 
Telephone
+34.049.5388211
Fax
+34.049.5388212
Website
E-mail
info@uniflair.com
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Research buildings and centers
Research buildings
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Industrial buildings and plants
Firms, factories, workshops
Operations on existing buildings
Renovation, rehabilitation and restructuring

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS
Landscape architecture
Private gardens
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Realisation
2003
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
"Uniflair Headquarters. Conselve (Padua), Italy. Mario Cucinella Architects", The Plan 29, ottobre/october 2008, "Report" pp. 140-141
Maurizio Vitta, "Flusso di funzioni/New Office Concept", L'Arca 202, aprile/april 2005, pp. 74-79
Maurizio Vitta, "Flessibilità funzionale/Uniflair headquarters", L'Arca Plus 45, II trimestre/quarter 2005 [Doppia pelle/Double Skin], pp. 78-83
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CLIENT
 
 
Uniflair s.p.a.
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AMOUNT
 
 
€ 1.400.000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
sq.m. 3.600
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Giulio Altieri, Eva Cantwell, Carmine Concas, Davide Paolini, Giuseppe Cecinato
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STAFF
 
Design team
Mario Cucinella, Elizabeth Francis, Tommaso Bettini
 
 
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