Bianco's house

Recovery and renovation of a mixed-use building

This building of 7,000 m2 is located in the heart of the historic center. It contains apartments, offices and shops. The building, partially under lease contract, has been renovated and restored with new colored glass facades and large maple shutters, inspired by the traditional facades of the city.


energy performance

-48% HVAC CO2

34 kg CO2 / mq y


heating 65 kWht / mq y

cooling 58 kWhf / mq y

Location: Cremona, Italy

Year: 1999-2005

Client: Luigi Lacchini, Silvio Lacchini, Actea Spa


Surface area: 6 700 m2

Budget: 6 ML€

Project: Mario Cucinella Architects

Team: Mario Cucinella, Elizabeth Francis, Filippo Taidelli (site architect), Edoardo Badano, Gorge Frazzica, Andrea Gardosi, Roberta Grassi, Elena Lavezzo, Matteo Lucchi, Natalino Roveri (model maker)


Structural engineering: Lucca Turrini, Iascone Ingegneri

Mechanical engineering: Studio Isoclima

Electrical engineering: A&T Systems

General Contractor: Rossini Costruzioni Srl

Site Manager: Filippo Taidelli

Quantity Surveyor: Giuseppe Capriati

Facades: Ori Bonetti

Glass and Metal Works: Officine Racchetti

Mechanical Services: Nuova Impianti

Electrical Services: S.I.M.E.


3D Rendering: Studio DIM

Photographers: Daniele Domenicali, Ornella Scancassani, Mario Cucinella Architects