architecture and design

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cement factory residential buildings

1965
Merone (LC)

 

The project regards the construction of the apartments for the Merone Cement Factory, one of the most important industrial plants in Northern Italy for the cement production. The intervention rises up close to a bight of the river Lambro, and it is separated from it by a green area. The realized project, defined after the evaluation of several different layouts, is constitued by a seven-storey building and, on the opposite side of via Dante Alighieri, by four four-storey buildings. The tall volume is oriented north-south, and characterized by a symmetrical plan that is reflected by the treatment of the facade.