Technical Centre of Rixheim Council
Architects: MFA, Nicola Martinoli
Status: Competition (2012)
Clasification: 1 prize
Visualizer: Studio
Scale: Medium
Types: Institutional, Technical center

«Where the technical problem is overcome, architecture begins» – L. Mies Van der Rohe

A rural context and in opposition a big residential area suggested an impressive architecture, well-integrated into the surrounding landscape. The volumetric model was inspired by the Alsatian architecture’s archetype, which repeated, permits to get a variable volume, suitable for a public building. Therefore the most remarkable sign is the roof that unifies all the functions under an unique architectural element.

Peculiarities of site, suggested us to design a sole building. The concentration of the first phase functions in one place will permit notable economic savings and will facilitate building’s management and maintenance. The proportion of the building defines a strong but simple architecture, a building that even though can be defined industrial still keeps familiar thanks to the reference of pitched roofs.

Collaborator: Erica Beluffi, Martina Pavani, Daniele Quadri | Engineer: Marco Venosta | Views: 2.801