Capannone 18 - Parco Innovazione

Italy


Non-residential A.M.S SRLS and Allodi S.r.l.

The renovation of the 8.600 square meters of Capannone 18 - originally dedicated to “caldareria” (boiler room) - brings back to life a part of the city abandoned for some time, reviving historical value for Reggio Emilia. This project aims to recover and reuse the important complex of the former Reggiane Mechanical Workshops (Officine Reggiane), transforming the evocative existing spaces into a cutting-edge structure ready to host various companies committed to research and technological development called Innovation Park. The high-tech offices and laboratories dedicated to companies are developed through the construction and the interweaving of new wooden volumes built in the historical building with Saint-Gobain Gyproc and Saint-Gobain Isover drywall systems. These volumes introduce extreme flexibility and reversibility to the spaces and are inserted inside the supporting skeleton of the existing building, preserved as a “historical memory” together with a machinery of the era.

Key Achievements

  • Good cooperation within the team.
  • Recover and reuse the important complex of the former Reggiane Mechanical Workshops of inestimable historical value, transforming the existing spaces into a cutting-edge structure ready to host various companies committed to research and technological development.

Key Challenges

Restoring buildings left to themselves so as not compromise the memory and the quality of the historical building.
It was difficult to reconcile, at the same time, the historical iron skeleton structure with the new wooden buildings, with the objective of respect fire-resistance and insulating solutions.
Both the huge spaces and the asymmetrical new buildings made the work difficult.

Stakeholders

Building owner: STU Reggiane S.p.A, Reggio Emilia
Architect: Andrea Oliva
Main contractor: A.M.S SRLS and Allodi S.r.l.
Photographer: Lorenzo Bartoli
Saint-Gobain Team: Alessandro Bergamini

Contractor

A.M.S SRLS and Allodi S.r.l.

Founded in Lugo (Ravenna) in 1998, A.M.S SRLS is an Italian enterprise specialised in drywall systems, ceilings, internal and external finishings, acoustical insulation and ventilated facades. With almost 30 employees, A.M.S. SRLS can offer to their clients different kind of services with efficiency and quality in order to guarantee a specialised service. Founded in Parma in 1905, Allodi S.r.l. is a family run business managed now by the fourth generation of the family (Daniela and Michela Allodi). The company is specialised in general constructions, residential and non residential buildings.