Nuovo Comune di Bologna
Bologna - Italia
Customer: Bologna Municipality
Design Studio: Studio MCA - Arch. Mario Cucinella
Products supplied: DeltaWork, DeltaExecutive, Replay, File System cabinets, EvoWork, EvoExecutive
The project, carried out in project financing by a pool of companies located in Bologna, was created in response to the Municipality's need to group in a single functional and efficient area, offices and more than 1,500 employees previously dispersed in 21 different locations. The design was entrusted to the MCA studio directed by architect Mario Cucinella, an important "name" that has already received prestigious international awards with his projects around the world.
The construction of the new premises also included the creation of commercial spaces and services, helping to redevelop the entire area which hosted the old fruit and vegetable markets, reconnecting it to the city center.
The concept of the project born from the idea of the "breaking up" of a single mass that identifies three blocks used for different activities, which became then two buildings of 11 floors each and a lower one of 6 floors. The three towers were then connected by a scenic cover inspired by the principles of origami.
Methis has supplied offices for the 28 floors, providing over 11,000 sqm of partitions, 7000 sqm of storage walls and 1500 workstations. The architect has “played” with colours, from blue to orange, from light blue to aqua green to make rooms welcoming and to give a distinctive personality to the numerous environments. The Delta Executive collection was used for executive offices and meeting areas, while operative workstations were realized with Delta Work. To complete the installation, Methis has supplied more than 4,000 chairs between Ivy, My and Talk.