Ferrari Research Centre and Headquarters
The building site is right in the centre of the Ferrari complex (Maranello - Italy) which is undergoing major changes and developments. The location of the research center between the Wind Tunnel and the Mechanics Building reinforces its role in building the main image of Ferrari Spa. This building will host the offices of the Ferrari Technical Management.
The project is born out of the desire to bring in the natural environment into this highly technological complex in order to create a comfortable working ambient. Light, water and bamboo are used in such a way that building becomes landscape.
This project represents the development of a new poetic of lightness. The overall image is dominated by an overhanging volume , detached from the rest of the building and suspended above the surface of the water which covers the lower volume, extending outwards over the entrance area by 7 meters.