Autogrill Spizzico, Bologna, Italy | Architectural Design: Studio Cibic & Partners, Milano

Autogrill Spizzico

Project: Autogrill Spizzico, Bologna, Italy
Planning: Ingeco srl, Bologna
Architectural Design: Studio Cibic & Partners, Milano
Cladding Planner and Fabricator: SA. VO. gi srl, Rozzano, Milano
Product: 720 m2 of ALUCOBOND® 4 mm cobre Red 201
Year of completion: 2002

Architecture as a Corporate identity

Spizzico is the Italian fast-food brand operating in Italy, Greece, Switzerland, France and USA. The creation of a new corporate identity for Autogrill combining the red structure design and smart technology is remarkable: a rectangular building with round corners. The truncated-conical ALUCOBOND® panels fabricated with a “double calendered” technique knitted with patented buttons on the “ship prow” are used at the “drive in”, the lighting effects and signs. The concept was realised by high-tech resources and CNC work centres.

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