CHIC - SINO ITALIAN CENTRE
The project for the Sino Italian Cultural Centre in Nanjing
Vudafieri-Saverino Partners has developed a new concept for the Sino Italian Centre in Nanjing. An architecture, around 4000 sqm, to implement the Italian culture and the approach towards Italian companies in areas under urban development.
The building will hosts spaces for exhibition, offices, meeting rooms and various functions.
The main idea of the project refers to the arch, an iconic element of Italian architecture, that has been reinvented to be a structural element for the building, creating a strong relation between the exterior facades and the core of the building itself.
The rhytm of the facades has been defined by the lower order of the arches, regular, covered in a metal cladding, and the upper order, defined by an irregular, but rythmic, system of arches covered in a white marmorino plaster.
On the top floor VSP has designed an open terrace to remind the italian lifestyle and the tradition to host events en plein air.
Vudafieri-Saverino Partners, Tiziano Vudafieri and Claudio Saverino