|TASK||Concept, Schematic Structural Design Development design|
|ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN||Arch. M. Fuksas|
|AREA / VOLUME||320.000 m3|
|CLIENT||Italian Space Agency (ASI)|
|STRUCTURAL DESIGN TEAM||Andrea Imbrenda, Pierfrancesco Imbrenda, Rosa Mangano, Fabio Gerardi, Maurizio Uttaro|
The new ASI building is composed of three functional strips. The structure of the underground parking floors consists of a concrete frame of sheer walls and floor slabs. The above ground structre of the building is a multilevel space frame of steel girders and a core of reinforced concrete. The “Screen” is added to this structure, a portal frame supporting the glass facade enclosing the “Tape” a three-dimensional structure in laminated wood between the building and the screen.