Unified seat for the town of Piacenza

The project was created in response to a competition for project financing aimed at consolidation and relocation of the main functional and administrative services of the city of Piacenza. Relocation to the headquarters of the former Unicem Cement company – slated for redevelopment through a new master plan - allowed the development of the project as a strong built symbol, a genuine "urban place", easily accessible and located at the center of gravity, so as to constitute a "hinge" between the historic city and the contemporary city. The main roads, particularly the long viale dei tigli, take on the function of linking the unified seat to the territory.

Location: Piacenza, Italy

Type: Project Financing Competition

Year: 2003-2004

Client: Orion Spa


Surface area: 15 000 m2

Budget: 13 ML €

Project: Mario Cucinella Architects

Team: Mario Cucinella, Elizabeth Francis, Tommaso Bettini, Eva Cantwell, Cristina Garavelli, Luigi Orioli


Structures engineering: Studio Majowiecki

Electrical engineering: Isoclima