Tecnopolo Bologna

Bologna (IT)
2017 - ongoing

The redevelopment of the former Tobacco Factory in Bologna is part of a European project to house, within the city's old manufacturing hub, the new Tecnopolo, a research facility that aims to become a container for innovation and technological development at the national and international level.

BMS Progetti was involved in the development of the project for the reconversion of Lot A of the complex, which includes one of the masterpieces designed by Pier Luigi Nervi in the 1950s and where the research activities of ART-ER, ENEA, IOR, BIREX, Bologna Municipality, and UNIBO will be housed.

The activities of BMS, in RTP with BMZ and iDEAS, started with the award of the tender held together with Impresa Manelli. The final tender-based design was developed by the architectural firm gmp Architekten. Our activities then continued with the development of the multidisciplinary Executive Design (architecture, structure and facilities) of the C1, F1 buildings, the Bombolai buildings serving them, and the external areas of responsibility.

Building C1, listed as being of historical and artistic interest, will become the ENEA headquarters. The geometry, size, and extent of the original barrel-vaulted roof has been maintained and safeguarded as characteristic of Eng. Nervi's design, while using innovative and higher-performance materials.

The newly constructed F1 building, together with its twin F2, will create a gateway to the entire Tecnopolo compartment. Particular attention, especially at the structural level, has been given to the work to be done on the existing staircase-bridges, external, also by Eng. Nervi, which will connect building C1 to buildings F1 and F2.

The analysis of the sustainability characteristics provided by the LEED protocol was repeated, reiterating the possibility of aiming for a GOLD certification, especially through good energy performance, thermohygormetric, visual and acoustic well-being, and water management.

ART-ER - General Implementation Coordination, Construction Supervision, Safety Coordination during execution phase

BMS Projects, Ideas Ltd. - Executive Design

Manelli Enterprise - Contractor

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