STATUS Design concept for contest
BUILDING SIZE 16,750 sqm, building height 12 m
This factory for one of the largest producers of cashmere in the world is located in Biella’s countryside. It features a single building that includes the factory, administrative offices and a showroom area, in order to facilitate the coordination between production and management. The building has a light and horizontal shape, in dialogue with the profile of the Alps and Morainic hills. The three-story office building develops around a tree-lined courtyard. Large windows give a sense of nature flowing into the building and enhance the character of the building. The attached factory is instead a single-story building with shed roof and solar panels. The area surrounding the building was improved through the construction of jetties in the nearby stream and the addition of an elevated cycle path.