PRATIC

HEADQUARTERS AND PRODUCTION COMPLEX

Fagagna | Udine | Italy

client:

Pratic F.lli Orioli SPA

 

building program

factory: 10.000 mq

offices: 1.000 mq

showroom: 550 mq

landscape: 33.000 mq 

 

building costs:

6.230.000 euro

 

photovoltaic system costs:

970.000 euro

 

chronology: 

2011 Construction Completed

 

The project concerns the construction of a new plant and offices for Pratic Spa, specialist manufacturers of awnings.

The area, slightly sloping southward, is crowned by a wide view over the hill of Fagagna and the mountains to the north. The project includes a plant of about 9,000 m2 to the north, whose orientation is dictated by the geometrical disposition of the industrial area, and an office building covering an area of about 1,000 m2 to the south, running parallel to the state road and facing a large green area.

The buildings are made of prefab concrete frame and infill panels.

Vertical – The plant will be characterized by a facade where vertical lines prevail, with no horizontal joints. Panels of variable size and glazed frames are all ten metres high. The different size of the grit and the use of black oxide outline a changing façade built with the simplest methods.

Horizontal – For the single-storey offices, with a double-T frame, prefab elements are coupled with a continuous glazed facade protected by the “Flying Beam”, a huge overhanging concrete sunshade to the south (2.50 x 80 metres), which makes the real landmark of the project.

Outdoor space – The project adds low walls to serve as a reference to “measure” space and direct visual perception. The walls contain tiny terraced flats meant to govern the landscape and paths, as well as to hide the cars from view.

Energy – The whole roof of the plant will be lined with photovoltaic panels. The generation of “clean” energy will be so important that the choice of all installations will be made accordingly, dictated by energy saving and sustainability targets.

project:

GEZA – Stefano Gri, Piero Zucchi

 

team:

Stefania Anzil

Fabio Passon

 

structure:

Nuttassociati - Udine

 

infrastructure:

Bulfon Associati

Studio Battista

 

photographer:

Fernando Guerra FG+SG

 

publications:

“Progetti”, n° 6, June 2013, Italy

Catalogue “European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2013”, Spain

“Arketipo”, n° 71, March 2013, Italy

Catalogue Electa della Biennale di Venezia “Le quattro stagioni -  Architettura del made in Italy da Adriano Olivetti alla Green Economy” 2012, italy

Catalogue “Medaglia d’Oro all’Architettura Italiana 2012”, Italy

“IoArch”, Office Profile GEZA Gri e Zucchi Architetti,  “Astrazioni nella forma”, pp.21-29, December 2012, Italy

“Headquarters base”, book by hi-design publishing, December 2012, China

“TALE&A”, n° 35, October/November 2012, Italy

“Repubblica”, n° 247, October 2012, Italy

“Architetti”, n° 4, July/August 2012, Italy 

“L’industria delle costruzioni - Rassegna Italiana 5”, n° 426, July/August 2012, Italy

“Paesaggio Urbano”, n° 3, May/June 2012, Italy

“a+a”, n° 6, May/June 2012, China 

“ddn”, n° 185, May 2012, Italy

“Architecture Update”, April 2012, India

“Il Nuovo Cantiere”, n° 3, April 2012, Italy

“L’Arca” n° 279, April 2012, Milan, Italy

“Area”, n° 121, March-April 2012, Italy

“Hinge”, n° 199, March 2012, Hong Kong

“RIBA JOURNAL”, February 2012, UK

“DEDALO”, January/February 2012, Italy

“OFARCH”, n° 120, January/March 2012, Italy

“Casabella”, n° 809, January 2012, Italy

“Arhitekton”, n° 12, December 2011/January 2012, Serbia

“GEZA PRATIC”, book Pratic, SilvanaEditoriale, 2011, Italy

“Ottagono”, n° 245, November 2011, Italy

“Baumeister” n° 108, October 2011, Germany

“Progetti&Concorsi” supplement to “Sole 24 Ore”, 31 October 2011, Italy

“ATRIUM”, September-October 2011, Bratislava, Slovakia

“ARQUITECTURA & CONSTRUCAO”, n° 69, July-August 2011, Portugal 

“NAMAS IR AS”, n° 122, July 2011, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

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