All images courtesy of Paolo Venturella and Cosimo Scotucci
Since in the small Italian town of Quarto Inferiore has is no space for a park, Paolo Venturella and Cosimo Scotucci have transformed an abandoned concrete warehouse for their project ‘Flip Over factory’.
The project is arranged with a new program approach.
The big roof of the abandoned concrete warehouse is planned to host a new public square, up from the street level, while right down on the ground are placed residencies and private spaces.
The building is preserved with almost all the original structure, all columns and beams are maintained and only slabs are partially removed in a very conservative method to create new voids and a double heights, and creating interactions between spaces.
Each centimetre of the warehouse is as necessary as the one next to it.
The central space is designed to create a main covered public/private square with all residencies around planned for the users of the temporary activities.
At the ground level the central square hosts the temporary workshops of sculpture, music, craft, painting or photography so that participating people have their own house just around it and can easily work and live in the same area; from their private space they show their artworks.
On the upper level thanks to small showrooms users and clients interact. Entering into these shops people can have an overview about the work of the craftsman and look at them in action.
On the roof are placed a library and a cultural centre and in the open space are collocated the products made during the workshops.
The old building reborn and spring with its own new splendour, the city finally convert the unused factory into the new cultural space where public and private combine in a new Architecture.
Project Name : Flip Over Factory
Location : Quarto Inferiore (Bologna)
Use : Residential + Public space
Site Area : m2 27000
Bldg. Area: m2 15000
Gross Floor Area : m2 14700
Bldg. Coverage Ratio : 100%
Gross Floor Ratio : % 70
Bldg. Scale : Stories above Ground= 3, Stories below Ground = 0
Structure : Concrete
Max. Height : 13m
Landscape Area : m2 27000
Parking Lot : cars 70
Exterior Finish :
Architects : Paolo Venturella & Cosimo Scotucci
Project Team :Paolo Venturella, Cosimo Scotucci, SolarShapeSystem
Complete Year 2014