LGB Sicilia

2013
Ragusa
This gives lightness to the ground floor volume, and the glass curtain wall is defined by the presence of two aluminum string-courses

THE GIVES LIGHTNESS TO THE GROUND FLOOR VOLUME, AND THE GLASS CURTAIN WALL IS DEFINED BY THE PRESENCE OF TWO ALUMINUM STRING-COURSES

The modernization of the company, which produces flour for the pharmaceutical and food factory from the seeds of the carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua), a typical cultivation of the local land, involves the reorganization of the entire production cycle with the introduction of new technologies and machinery.

The start-up program is an opportunity for a total redesign of the volumes and the interior spaces, and it is able to reestablish a business image of efficiency and productivity.

The production complex is covered with a skin of insulated aluminum panels which emphasizes the linearity of the volumes, interrupted only by the 25m silos height. 

The office block is incorporated into a new glass volume , 46 meters long , over which is placed a second volume of 30m in a staggered position respect to the main entrance lug wrench.

This gives lightness to the ground floor volume, whose glass curtain wall is defined by the presence of two string-courses.

The main entrance to the office is marked by a canopy made of a thin cantilever plate.

The interior is dominated by light and glossy surfaces. The reception, made by a long counter in opal plexiglass and a behind wall made by frosted glass, leads to the offices on the ground floor.

A staircase, made by glass and steel, leads to the first level where there are placed a boardroom, a meeting room and a testing and quality control laboratory. The laboratory is placed in the northwest corner of the overhanging volume and present a large window through which is possible to see the entire production area.

Project published in:
ARCHILOVERS 11 February 2014
IOArch n°48 May/June 2013

Design team
Architrend Architecture

Progetto e direzione lavori
Luciano Cirincione

Consulenza progetto architettonico
Architrend Architecture

Controlli strutturali
Luciano Cirincione
Ing. Rosario Tomasi

Direzione lavori
Giovanni Licitra

Impresa di costruzioni
Prodeco spa

Facciata continua uffici
Cassarino Infissi

Client
Private

Location
Ragusa

Photo
Moreno Maggi

Status
Completed