Renewal Plan of Sannazzaro Area

Client
Nuovi Assetti Urbani S.p.a
Location
Brescia, Italy
Year
2005
Services
Architectural detailed design, landscape design, structural design, permitting
With
Studio Daniel Libeskind – Dante O. Benini & Partners Architects.
Credits
Studio Daniel Libeskind – Dante O. Benini & Partners Architects.

 

The Sannazzaro master plan -born within the collaboration of Crew-Cremonesi workshop, Studio Dante O. Benini and SDL Daniel Libeskind-creates a unique opportunity to rethink the city of Brescia, which likes many Italian cities, contains a fractured periphery. Sannazzaro endeavors to develop a new node for Brescia, a counterweight to the historical center, and incorporate the 21st century ideas of sustainability, public space and architecture. 

The area of ​​approximately 100,000 sqm includes:

-The municipality new headquarters, characterized by 3 groups of structures; a central building which houses the public services of the province, two ten-floor symmetrical buildings to accommodate the technical and administrative activities.

-A residential project consists of 6 residential buildings

-A shopping mall which, together with the office buildings, redesign the front of the street

-A large park, green lung for the surrounding residences and a strategic focus of the entire design                               

 

The commercial buildings

The intervention is characterized by different types of commercial buildings: a compact element located in the northern part of the area, and some small shops along the pedestrian axis next to the direction north-south. The two system are connected by an urban plaza covered by a spectacular canopy made of steel and glass that can host cultural and recreational events. Architectural project by SDL Daniel Libeskind, Studio Dante O.Benini

Services: architectural detailed design, preliminary and detailed structural design 

 

The residential buildings

The 3-building complex is designed in order to allow the views of the park from the existing neighborhoods. The internal layout of the unit is simple and flexible. The elements that characterize the building are the balconies, located in geometric volumes that offer different prospective to the park.  Architectural project by SDL Daniel Libeskind

services: preliminary structural design 

 

The municipality headquarters

The landmark of Sannazzaro is the new municipality building.  The structure is made of two wings rotated around a central form, which recreates a multiple levels plaza. The buildings and the plaza are two new icons for the city, an architectural reinterpretation of the interaction between government and citizens that harkens back to the democratic roots of the agora.

This is the winning project in the competition for the plan of the headquarters of the Province of Brescia and the renewal of the adjoining areas.

The plan foresees the realization of 3 groups of structures with a maximum height of 55.30m for a total of 25,000sqm, divided as follows:

•a central building which houses the public services of the province: the assembly chamber, the provincial council chamber, rooms for political groups, the press room and a reception room;

•two ten-floor symmetrical buildings to accommodate the technical and administrative activities.

Architectural project by SDL Daniel Libeskind

Services: architectural detailed design, preliminary and detailed structural design 

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