Palazzo Farnese was designed by Vignola and built in the years from 1560 to 1602. The Liceo “M. Gioia” was built from 1932 to 1935, and designed by Mario Bacciocchi. These are the two important architectural presences that determine the context of the new Residenza “Duchessa Margherita” project in Piacenza designed by Studio Architetto Paolo Pagani.
The new building establishes a dialogue with the context, also through the colors of the materials: Vicenza stone in the Pietra del Mare version for the blades, and gray Vicenza stone in the Grigio Alpi variety for the ventilated facades of the ends, both supplied by Grassi Pietre.
To guarantee energy efficiency, the construction makes use of thermal insulation of all enclosure surfaces with low-conductivity materials; thermal cladding of all perimeter masonry; low-emission frames; radiant heating in the floors; connection to the district heating system; dual-controlled mechanical ventilation with high-efficiency heat recovery; a photovoltaic system for the production of electrical energy from renewable sources.
Ph. by Daniele Domenicali