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Spezzano

A civic centre for Spezzano.

The project in the centre of Spezzano concerns an area of 35 thousand square metres, including a plot partly occupied by a mall, partly by a car park and by play areas. Finally, alongside the site there is a plot available for the future construction of residential buildings. The ground floor of the building is occupied by small and medium sized stores and a Conad supermarket (800 square metres). The first and second floors are occupied by tertiary activities in the form of offices and – for only a portion of the available space – by residential units. The shopping area includes a sunken square below the building footprint designed to serve the complex which is intended to function as Spezzano’s first ever town centre and square in history. Spezzano has always lacked an identifiable town centre, which has now been created with a project that draws on the surrounding historic building style with round arches, towers and all the emblems of Emiliano architecture at the end of the 19th century. The porticos, concourse and the entire square have therefore been designed to re-propose Italy’s historic canons also in the colours chosen and the use of materials. The square was paved with natural stone; the lion, Spezzano’s historic emblem (symbolizing the rivalry between Spezzano and neighbouring Fiorano), is surrounded by two green spaces with benches and power hook-up points for market stalls, events and fairs. There’s also an infinity edge fountain with a lights feature and LED decoration. The cark park is at the rear, together with a park area, planting of which has not been completed yet. The work boasts very high level finishes, with precious details and carefully chosen interior wall surfaces.