We usually work on residential projects, with a home-like dimension. The challenge of this project is to create the spirit of a house inside a factory, therefore an industrial architecture not only functional, but also capable of encompassing other values. Beyond the external shape, what distinguishes the project is the quality of the interior space, which manages to create a place to work feeling at home.Giorgio Zaetta, Architect
The building of zaettastudio recreates the setting of a typical carpentry shop where the warmth of wood, which characterises the entire structure of the building, dialogues perfectly with the light which infuses the space.
The key word of the project is ‘environmental sustainability’, which led the company to choose wood as the main material of the new construction, used in both vertical and horizontal components.
The exterior cladding is made with titanium zinc shingles, while the roof is made of laminated wood panels and is made distinctive by the 78 skylights which cover 175 sq m. It is supported by wooden supports that allow natural light to enter the building in a homogeneous manner, without shadows, from the side windows and the perforated roof. For the waterproofing of the roof, a white TPO plastic membrane was chosen, a green solution that mitigates the effect of the 'urban heat island'.
To further increase internal comfort, a radiant heating and cooling system was installed and openings have been designed to ensure natural ventilation by taking advantage of the main winds in the area.
A system was then adopted that uses geothermal energy, thanks to two wells that use groundwater. The temperature of the groundwater is always constant at about 13 degrees C.
In the parking area, four stations have been set up to recharge electric cars and a new ecological area has been created for the safe storage of waste, protected by rainwater collection and purification systems. A rainwater rolling basin is also planned, necessary to protect against flooding.
The need to increase the storage capacity with new loading areas has led to the creation of a 14m high automatic vertical warehouse.