SUN68 is the outcome of revisiting the concept of a building intended for handicraft activity. What makes the site different is how the external coating is dealt with. The north-eastern font, overlooking the road, is windowless. What attracts attention most is a number 68 as tall as the building, representing the symbol and landmark of the company. The opposite side is composed of a double fašade: the innermost of glass, the outer of perforated prefab panels arranged in an alternated fashion, offering transparency and a diffused and controlled lighting to the whole building. Although single panels are thicker than the standard, the ratio between height and depth of perforations is the same of a more traditional texture.
The plan highlights wide double height rooms on the north-eastern side, to be used as storage areas, while the area devoted to warehouses, with service areas stairwells at both ends for stairs leading to the first floor, stretches along the south-western side. A series of workstations are organised along the south-western glass wall; further spaces are organised around three large yards, offering natural lighting and ventilation.
The office area is accessible from an independent staircase.
Architects: C&P Architetti _ Luca Cuzzolin + Elena Pedrina
Members of the team: Silvia Cibinetto, Sara Orlando, Alice Ferro
Consultants: Enrico Cosmo, Nadalin Group, Alpha Project
Structural engineer: Davide Magnolato
Photographs: Alessandra Chemollo, Stefano Ferrando