Civic Places OXY.GEN PAVILION
2009-2014
BRESSO, MILANO, ITALIA

The Parco Nord in Bresso, on the outskirts of Milan, protects agricultural allotments that have escaped building development and borders on Open Zone, an experimental research campus used by a number of pharmaceutical companies. In this context the Zambon group has established a scientific culture facility

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The Parco Nord in Bresso, on the outskirts of Milan, protects agricultural allotments that have escaped building development and borders on Open Zone, an experimental research campus used by a number of pharmaceutical companies. In this context the Zambon group has established a scientific culture facility: a small laboratory dedicated to a knowledge and promoted awareness of the importance of breathing and of the quality of the air around us. Oxy.gen is an emblematic cupola, shaped like an air bubble and floating on an artificial pond in the park. The pavilion, accessed by a small bridge, is clad with two layers of fabric and covered by a metal grating that consolidates the structures and provides shade. Air circulates through the two layers of fabric and muffles any sudden changes of sound and temperature. Inside, a single interior is available for meetings, conferences, presentations, experiments, lectures, projections and displays. This space changes continually thanks to videos, lights, projections and installations mounted on mobile trolleys. The technology conveys information while combining it with a sensorial experience.

PROJECT
aMDL Architetto Michele De Lucchi Srl - Michele De Lucchi

PROJECT TEAM
Davide Angeli, Nicholas Bewick, Federica Cevasco, Vittorio Romano, Greta Rosset, Laiza Tonali

CONSULTANT
Timotei Officine Meccaniche S.r.l. (building contractor), Lucarelli Associati (executive project, direction of works)

CLIENT
Zambon Spa

AREA
150 m2

CHRONOLOGY
2009-2014 design; 2014 completion

PHOTOGRAPHY
Sergio Cavandoli

SKETCHES
Michele De Lucchi