This complex is a hybrid of intertwining programs which form three main external spaces. New squares create an entry to the main administrative centers and commercial areas.
An entry plaza along Via delle Macchine opens towards the new mooring stage for sailing boats. It is designed with different floor pavement elements, trees, a water feature, and benches.
An internal garden plaza is wrapped by the building's volume. It also incorporates different tiles and has dense greenery. This garden is protected by the traffic and views, forming a quiet semi-private area on the ground floor. This space can be viewed from the surrounding offices, the commercial garden, and is useful as a quiet summer garden for the restaurant on the same level.
The vertical plaza, or void, is an empty space between the arch and the main administrative centers and commercial areas. It creates a view through the building, while also creating a building that is airy and transparent. It features a pool that is situated on the bridge viewing the arch.
Terraces and green spaces are placed along various levels of the building. The green roof of the commercial programs makes an external space for the offices, pool, and gym. The roof of the offices under the arch will also be partly green.
Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik
Andrej Gregoric, Katja Aljaz, Javier Carrera
Via delle Macchine, Venezia-Maghera, Italy
invited competition 2007, first prize
office + commercial
invited competition 2008 - 1st prize ex aequo
administrative center and mixed use
Finint SGR s.p.a.
40.800 m2, site 748 m2; building 56,60 m2; gross floor area 43,60 m2
concrete, steel, glass curtain wall; transparent, reflective and colored glass.
reinforced concrete, steel