The international studio MCA - Mario Cucinella Architects designed the new Iperceramica headquarters and the new point of reference with the subsidiary RistrutturaSMART, for turnkey renovation projects.
The new building, based in Fiorano Modenese, is spread over two levels for a total of about 1,700 square meters and was created with the intention of being a simple and functional envelope, characterized by a contemporary image. The structures are made of prefabricated wooden elements, ensuring the use of the latest construction technologies in terms of materials, sustainability and prefabrication systems.
The project paid attention to the comfort of the interiors, the well-being of the staff and the permeability of natural light, aspects emphasized by the presence of great transparency towards the outside and overlooking an internal courtyard enriched by trees and shrubs. A large canopy becomes the characterizing element of the intervention, jutting out from the outer edge of the building, with different overhangs depending on the orientation and solar analysis to modulate the light and radiation on the transparent facades
"A journey that began in 2018 and which sees the creation of contemporary architecture at the service of the people who work there," says Mario Cucinella. "In a period in which it is necessary to rethink spaces, with a view to well-being, the new Iperceramica headquarters is an example of how Italian entrepreneurs are becoming aware of the importance that the construction of the work space also determines the quality of life of who lives it. But not only that, designing flexible buildings designed to be easily assembled and able to guarantee comfort through natural resources, allows to reduce CO2 emissions. "
“After years of strong growth, we needed a new office”, explains Corrado Neri, president of BayKer Italia Spa, owner of the Iperceramica brand. “We wanted a place where you work well and willingly: a place that facilitates communication between people, bright with a high quality of life. A low impact building that used the most modern technology. Finally, we wanted a tangible sign of the importance that design and aesthetics have for us. We are very satisfied from all points of view."
Photo credit: Giovanni De Sandre for Mario Cucinella Architects