Food Container Remixed
|function||commercial space, mall, market, retail, shop, shopping centre|
From box to hypercube. This brand new commercial building (surface: 2.500 m2) is a part of a wider urban district planned from Spacelab Architecture since 2006 in the city of Porto Sant`Elpidio - middle Italy, in the course of completion. The client brief: maximum formal impact in the limits of precast construction and basic tipology (medium-commercial function). Spacelab intended this limits as an occasion to conduct the modular precast construction to new formal results. Mixing two structural systems (precast concrete grid+steel truss), the box resulting from urban plan parameters (maximum surface and height) is complicated in the entrance side by a prismatic intrusion in the original volume, distinguished by using glass and other translucent materials in comparison to other opaque fronts. The other sides are characterized using precast custom-made concrete envelope, deniing modules by a continue abstract texture visually connecting each panel to the contiguous.