Iarp France Lione (FRANCE)
Studio di Architettura e Urbanistica (Architecture and Urban Development Firm) – Mr Giuliano Montaldo, Ms Sabina Volta (Architects), Genoa, Italy
DESIGNING A PURE VOLUME
In addition to its offices and exhibition spaces, IARP France hosts the repair and storage divisions of its refrigerating appliances all under one roof. The construction has been built in compliance with very stringent standards with regards to the certifications relating to the materials and systems used as well as the personnel used in each of the individual stages of the building process. The industrial building is considered as a “pure” volume, without any projections and overhangs, except for the steel cable-stayed projecting roof on the north-west side. For this reason, the gutter is contained inside the volume, while also the IARP logo was created as a colour negative on the prefabricated panels. The roof of the production department building was created using Newplan pre-stressed reinforced concrete tiles.