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BUILDING
 
 
Tecnopolo Bologna
Technology Center
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DESIGNER
 
 
gmp - von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
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DESCRIPTION
 
gmp von Gerkan Marg und Partner Tecnopolo BolognaThe design by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp), which was honoured with first prize in an international competition, converts a former industrial heritage building to the north of Bologna into a modern technology park. The factory facilities of the former tobacco monopoly, designed by the famous Italian engineer and architect Pier Luigi Nervi are carefully modernised and converted to accommodate new functions. The additional new buildings carry the signature of the listed historic buildings dating from the 1940s, albeit in modern form.

gmp von Gerkan Marg und Partner Tecnopolo BolognaThe technology center, with its area of about 110,000 square meters, will comprise an exhibition hall, laboratories, offices, a seedbed center for research affiliated with the university, and teaching facilities such as lecture halls and university institutes. In addition, there will be conference facilities, including hotel and service areas such as shops, a day nursery, restaurants and refectories to be established in the former power station.

From the motorway exit to the city, the complex will be easily recognisable by its landmark, the re-designed chimney which blends perfectly with the urban environment. On the inside, the building complex is laid out around a central square at the imposing former power station. This creates four access avenues which can be flexibly designed in different construction phases. The existing buildings are upgraded for improved energy conservation and earthquake resistance and are restored in profile and color scheme to their former architectural aesthetics. The color scheme will be continued at the new buildings, contrasted by the power station with its high chimney in red Bolognese brickwork.
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Italy [Italia]
Region
Emilia-Romagna
Province
Bologna
Town
Bologna
Neighborhoods
Navile
Address
Via della Manifattura (Via Ferrarese, Via Stalingrado, Tangenziale)
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Research buildings and centers
Research buildings
Scientific and technological park
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Art galleries and exhibition areas
Conference halls
Education buildings
Universities, colleges
Day-care centres and nursery schools
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Commercial buildings
Bars, cafeterias
Restaurants
Buildings for travel and tourism
Hotels
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2012     project winner of limited competiton
Realisation
2016
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CLIENT
 
 
Società Finanziaria Metropolitana SpA
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AMOUNT
 
 
€ 198.000.000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
sq.m. 110,000
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STAFF
 
Design
Volkwin Marg with Robert Friedrichs
Design team
Stephanie Joebsch, Alessia Spezzano, Alexander Kittel, Bernd Kottsieper, Claudia Schultze, Andre Wegmann, Peter Radomski
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CREDITS
 
 
Text and images © gmp Von Gerkan, Marg und Partner, Gärtner & Christ
Courtesy by gmp Von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

gmp von Gerkan Marg und Partner Tecnopolo Bologna



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