The new Florim Ceramiche in Fiorano ModeneseThis expansion and redevelopment project aims at combining functionality and effectiveness of the production activity with an architectural, chromatic and layout dimension in perfect aesthetic symbiosis with the surrounding territory. In general terms, this is the approach of Ingegneri Riuniti from Modena in implementing the project for the new Florim Ceramiche headquarters; this approach fully realizes the ideas of Claudio Lucchese, President of the Spa company from Fiorano Modenese that deals with processing and logistics of large-sized slabs of ceramics. The result is a single building unit with both a harmonious design of linear geometries, and unique and totally innovative features compared to other industrial buildings. Particularly, the large windows, that occupy more than 1,000 square metres, make the interior a spacious and bright environment, emphasizing natural light on a surface of 48 thousand square metres, divided into different work and production areas. The large openings on the front make the company's sophisticated robotic technologies visible from the outside with the help of natural light, which is uniformly diffused by rectangular bottom-hung windows, as well as by the macroshed covering of the structure, formed by various transparent and opening parts; this helps to create the effect of natural lighting for the entire interior environment. Everything has been designed to represent an urban and environmental regeneration project with great attention to detail; the environment is characterized by quality interior and exterior finishes in a context of clean colours and lines, enriched on the outside by a sculpture of the Transavantgarde artist Giuseppe Gallo - entitled "Percorso Amoroso" (Path of Love) - that creates evocative tricks of lights and shadows on the anthracite grey walls of the building front. The structure also has an area of 26,000 square metres of photovoltaic panels that will allow the company to be almost totally energy self-sufficient. Read the article on Infobuild website. Read the project fiche.