Technical department, Chiasso, Switzerland
Competition. With Nicola Andreani
The plot is composed of a recycling station, a parking lot and council’s warehouse, a U-Shaped building with a strong industrial character, built entirely in steel profiles and prefab panels. The new Chiasso technical office building sits on the street side, using a 2.5 m module originated in the concrete prefab interior structure that continues on the perimeter blind fence in order to close the system. The circulation core is articulated around the longitudinal axis, providing dimensional variations in the spaces on both north and south sides.