Work Spaces EXTENSION OF HEALTH AND QUALITY FACTORY AND NEW Z BUILDING
2010-2013
VICENZA, ITALY

Churchill said that people give form to buildings and then the buildings model the people. In other words, that the most effective way of generating innovation and quality is to create an environment that fulfils the legitimate expectations of comfort and agreeability cherished by its inhabitants or users, inspiring them to accomplish ever better goals.

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Churchill said that people give form to buildings and then the buildings model the people. In other words, that the most effective way of generating innovation and quality is to create an environment that fulfils the legitimate expectations of comfort and agreeability cherished by its inhabitants or users, inspiring them to accomplish ever better goals. This is a principle usually disregarded, since common thinking tends to maintain that “discomfort” is more stimulating. At this stage of its corporate life, the multinational chemico-pharmaceutical corporation Zambon decided to invest precisely in this aspect, and to endow its Vicenza operation with a structure outstanding for its hospitality and communication. In order to revise its internal distribution, to move its entrances and to increase connections between its industrial production lines, Z Building was built. This extensive building emphasizes the distinctive architecture of the original factory. But above all, it reconfigures Zambon’s corporate life and style in its relations among staff, collaborators, visitors and guests.

PROJECT
aMDL architetto Michele De Lucchi S.r.l. - Michele De Lucchi

PROJECT TEAM
Nicholas Bewick (project leader), Andrea Cocco, Marco Corazza, Laura Cunico, Vittorio Romano, Federico Tria, Davide Angeli, Greta Rosset, Laiza Tonali, Maddalena Molteni, Francesco Faccin (model maker)

CONSULTANTS
Mazzi Spa (building contractor); CSV Life Science Srl (structural framework and technical installations preliminary project); Filippi e Nardon Associati (preliminary project health and safety); Contec (structural framework, technical installations and calculation); Arte & Partner, GruppoDoor2000 (furnishings)

CLIENT
Zambon Spa

CHRONOLOGY
2010-2011 design; 2013 completion

AREA
7.000 m2

PHOTOGRAPHY
Alessandra Chemollo

SKETCHES
Michele De Lucchi