This idea is articulated in two bodies of factory put in a line, parallels in western portions and divergent in eastern ones, opening to the agricultural landscape. Bodies of factory disposition with an orientation that mimics that of a ‘castle’ has a morphological value in strengthening piazza Aquileia’s role as centre of the block, joint and junction of the main infrastructural lines of the site.

The two bodies of factory are organized on three out-of-soil floors. The northern building considers a basement with technical rooms and car workshops working for the whole compound. Clearly, the choice of two different backbones leading towards the countryside suggests a route from the bio-eco park in the countryside (underlined by existing fruit-tree rows ripositioned ad hoc) to the bottleneck of the two bodies of factory, which highlight an increased construction density by getting closer to each other: together with the mill and the building compound next to the church they set the border of the empty space which will host the new square.

As for choices about internal distribution they privilege those aspects related to bio-climatic functioning. The project foundation is to exploit resources and energy networks in loco [tele-heating from public incinerator] and presupposes the creation of solar panels to be positioned on the buildings bodies cover. Rainwater is collected to be used for irrigation of private gardens, shared green areas and flush. Materials and technologies used in construction grant high-quality performances buildings both for energy meter and bio-architecture principles, since all elements are certified, totally natural and, most of all, recyclable in production cycles, if they were ever to be destroyed. The project allows the countryside to permeate itself wedging a free space in between the bodies of construction, a space that is underlined by rows of fruit trees.

3TREE: Forlani, Franchi, Frigoli, Pozzi, Rigoli

Comune di Grumello del Piano (BG)
Team Leader:
Giorgio Forlani
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