EX ARSENALE LA MADDALENA | HOUSE OF THE SEA

March 5, 2010

Part of the 155.000 sqm recovery and restructuring project aimed at creating a public and mixed use complex surrounding the harbor of the ex military Arsenale at La Maddalena, the House of the Sea is a glass and basalt prism that cantilevers over the water. Part of the 155.000 m2 recovery and restructuring project aimed at creating a public and mixed use complex surrounding the harbor of the ex military Arsenale at La Maddalena, the House of the Sea is a glass and basalt prism that cantilevers over the water. Almost 2000 m2, the new construction hosts a large event and conference hall suspended 6 meters above water that looks out towards the extraordinary panorama of the Gallura. A dislocated geometry put in evidence by the structural feat (a combined concrete and steel system) and the modular bee-hive like façade made of opaline glass characterize the new landmark that reinterprets, in contemporary key, the relation between the power of the surrounding natural elements and the rigorous forms of Italy’s traditional military architecture. Together with the Sea Arcades and the Hotel complex, the House of the Sea is plausibly on one of the most representative of the interventions that form part of the larger development plan aimed at transforming La Maddalena into a point of sustainable touristic rebirth and economic development of an area long marked by its military stigma.

Ex Arsenale Maddalena_House of the Sea

Project Information
location: La Madalena, Sardinia, Italy
year: 2008-2009 (completed)
client: Italian Ministry of the Interior
commission: Conference hall and exhibition
built area: 2.230 sqm
budget:

Architectural Design
Stefano Boeri Architetti
Team:

Stefano Boeri

with:

Michele Brunello (Project Coordination), Davor Popovic (Project leader House of the Sea and Sea Pavillion), Liverani / Molteni architets (Architect Responsible for the Catering Building), Barbara Cadeddu (Project leader for interventions outside the Arsenal),
 Marco Brega (Director Stefano Boeri Architetti)

and:
Javier Deferrari (House of the Sea, Sea Pavilion), Andrea Grippo (Master plan and external areas, Sea Pavilion)

with:
Andrea Barbierato (Sea Pavilion), Daniele Barillari (House of the Sea, Sea Pavilion), Mario Bastianelli (House of the Sea), Maurizio Burragato (Sea Pavilion), Marco Dessì (Master plan and external areas), Marco Giorgio (House of the Sea), Costantina Verzì (Master plan and external areas)

with the contribution of:
Alessandro Agosti, Lorenza Baroncelli, Stefano Baseggio, Kristina Drapic, Moataz Faissal Farid, Stefano Onnis, Corrado Longa,
Fabrizio Piras, Davide Rapp, Sebastian Russi, Walter Dejana

Consultants:
Maddalena De Ferrari e Andrea Balestrero gruppo A12 (furnishing and outdoor areas), Emanuela Borio & Laura Gatti (Landscape Design), Favero & Milan (technical consultants), Ferrara Palladino (lighting), Attu Studio (video), Stack Studios (visualization Area 4), ONE & OFF e Sebastiano Conti Gallienti (models), Cesare Monti (Bodino Engineering)

STRUCTURE: ITALINGEGNERIA
Prof. Ing. Tommaso Albanesi, Ing. Simone Senesi

consultants:
Prof. Ing. Silvio Albanesi (General Consultant), Ing. Luca Emiliani (Sea Pavilion)

and:
Enrico Battistelli, Veronica del Grammastro, Massimo Guiducci, Mirko Malatesta, Giovanna Nardini, Mirco Piersimoni, Vito Praia, Paola Sanchioni, Daniele Santoni, Michele Stramigioli
MEP Engineering: ENETEC S.R.L.
Ing. Renato Tito

with:
Giorgio Landolfi (General Project and External Coordination), Simone Schowick (Thermal systems supervision), Emanuele Marrocchi (Thermal, hydric and external systems supervision), Adelio Pierella (Electrical systems), Ciro Boccarrato (Electrical systems), Claudio Carbonetti (Special Systems )
and:
Roberto Amatucci, Alessandro Andolfi, Riccardo Comandè, Daniele Cartoni, Daniela Gatti, Gaetano Cugno

Special thanks to Bodino Engineering, GVM Giulio Vanelli Marmi, and all the other companies that have worked for the realization of the project.

Foto di Paolo Rosselli

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