Salewa Headquarters by Cino Zucchi Architetti and Park Associati

Salewa Headquarters by Cino Zucchi Architetti and Park Associati

Salewa Headquarters by Cino Zucchi Architetti and Park Associati

This is the new headquarters of Salewa, a European mountain gear manufacturer that has been around since the ’30s. Their new headquarters, located in Bolzano, Italy, was designed by Cino Zucchi Architectti working with Park Associati.

The company describes their new headquarters borrowing a phrase from the 2010 Venice Biennale, saying “people meet in architecture” and going on to say that their new headquarters is where “nature and technology meet.” Clearly, a lot of things are meeting in this building, and other than the usual office program, there’s also a quite visible climbing wall (not terribly surprising for a mountain gear company but still exceptionally well done– I think it looks a bit like an unbuilt Eisenman tower), a fitness center, a bistro and what has alternately been described as a kindergarten and nursery. Even if you think the rocky-looking mass of the project is a bit too obvious for a company that makes mountain climbing accoutrements, you have to admit that it looks like an incredible place to work.

Alex

Alex Dent

December 13, 2011 / By

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