Administrative departments office from Magazzini Generali Napoli s.r.l., Naples
The architectural thought behind the project presented starts from concrete aimed objectives, first, from an operation of conservative recovery and redevelopment of the existing spatial value and secondly, from the necessity of the client to convert the intended use of the spaces: from service port locals to executive and representative offices of the company. The recovery is not only imagined as an intervention of stylistic maquillage, but as a radical rethinking of the space’s quality, while respecting its qualities, its structural and architectural characteristics already in it. The result is a limpid project, free of formalisms and decorative appendices, which stands out for the expressive immediacy of spaces that are plain but at the same time rich, evocative, and emotional. Spatial simplicity translates itself in the project into that special sense of coexistence between man and environment, perceived as something that has the power to protect and reassure him.
Restoration of the administrative departments office from Magazzini Generali Napoli s.r.l., Naples
Project: Klingenberg Arkitektur
Architect: Bjorn Klingenberg – Maria Grazia Paudice
Team: Paolo D’Alessandro – Luca Bellati
Collaboration: Alberto Spanò – Andrea Carullo
Render: Klingenberg Services