Salewa Headquarters


Competition: 2007
On Site: 2009
Completed: 2011

Building certified in the new Casaclima category: Work&Life

The new headquarters of Salewa, one of the most important manufacturing firms in Bolzano, is integrated into the landscape at the point where the city of Bolzano meets the uncontaminated nature of the mountains. As well as housing new work spaces, the building aims to provide a space of interaction and communication between the company and its network of suppliers, partners and clients. The new headquarters represents a point of convergence between different elements of everyday life: from physical, social and communicative dimensions to work styles and leisure. The Salewa headquarters is formed by a series of multifaceted slabs and towers, including a 50 metre-high structure which when built will be the tallest building in the city. The project combines an electro-coloured micro-perforated aluminium skin which protects the most exposed parts of the building with a large vertical glass covering. The resulting visual effect is that of a rock crystal. The interplay between the thin sheet metal-like pillars and the delicate protective layers frame the façades and underline the contrast between the invisible and visible areas. Situated in a particular geographic location, this complex represents a place of information exchange between the dense web of material and immaterial relations that constitute the life of a modern company

Park Associati
(Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi)

with Cino Zucchi Architetti

First phase competition
Design Team
Michele Corno
Alice Cuteri
Maria Chiara D'Amico
Ilaria Gatto
Laura Gusso
Patrick Kenzler
Marco Neri
Roberta Smiraglia
Fabio Calciati_Rendering
Cost Evaluation & Engineering
Nicola Bianchi (Zucchi&Partners)
Andrea Vigano' (Zucchi&Partners)

Second phase competition
Design Team
Andrea Brivio
Davide Conti
Alice Cuteri
Fabio Galli
Paola Monti
Marco Neri
Marco Panzeri
Davide Pojaga
Elisa Taddei
Fabio Calciati_Rendering
Cost Evaluation & Engineering
Nicola Bianchi (Zucchi&Partners)
Andrea Vigano' (Zucchi&Partners)

Elisa Taddei_Project Leader
Alice Cuteri
Lorenzo Merloni
Marco Panzeri
Pietro Pezzani
Alessandro Rossi
Madoka Tomita
Giada Torchiana
Fabio Calciati_Rendering

General co-ordination and project management
Plan Team GmbH, Bozen
Johann Rock, Rupert Cristofoletti

Structural Engineering
Kauer&Kauer Ingenieure, Bozen
Georg e Ulrich Kauer
Mechanical and Electrical engineering
Energytech Ingegneri S.r.l., Bozen
Georg Felderer

Fire prevention engineering
Energytech Ingegneri S.r.l., Bozen
Georg Felderer

Local Architect
Brigitte Kauntz, Bozen

Cost Evaluation & Engineering
Studio Luraschi, Venegono Superiore (Va)
Franco Luraschi

Ralf Preindl, Brixen

Hoeller, Laives (BZ)
La Repubblica "Il sesto grado in città in Italia la parete per climber da record"
18 June 2009
Corriere dell'Ato Adige "La palestra di roccia artificiale piu' grande e moderna d'Italia"
16 June 2009
Progetti e Concorsi 25 "Arrampicata da record con Zucchi e Park per Salewa"
June - July 2009
Planetmountain "Il progetto vincitore della nuova Salewa"
Progetti e Concorsi 24 "Zucchi: "cime" di zinco per Salewa"
18-23 June 2007
Corriere dell'Ato Adige "Salewa, cinque torri a Bolzano sud"
15 June 2007
Dolomiten "Bozens neues Wahrzeichen"
15 June 2007
Turrisbabel 76 "Wettbewerb Salewa"
May 2008
Edilizia e Territorio 3 "L'architettura cresce con i privati"
26 - 31 January 2009
Progetti e Concorsi n. 9 "Sale l'edificio-montagna di Zucchi per Salewa"
March 2010
Italia Oggi "Bolzano, innovazione ad alta quota"
January 26 2011
AND n. 19 "Salewa Headquarters, Bolzano"
September-December 2010
Edilizia e Territorio 14 "Addio a colle e seghetti, il plastico diventa un gioiello Hi-tech"
7 -12 April 2008
L'Arca 237 "Salewa Headquarters"
June 2008
Archinfo "Ritorno alla Natura"
Arketipo "Salewa SpA Headquarters"
April 2011 "Inaugurata la palestra di roccia dei nuovi headquarters Salewa"
June 9 2011 "Park Associati, Cino Zucchi Architetti/Salewa Headqauarters"
June 2011
Y Magazine "Free climbing at the new Salewa headquarter in Bolzano"
July 2011
Il Giornale dell'Architettura "Un landmark"
January 2012
Progetti e Concorsi "Il Benchmark Salewa"
December 2011
Domus "A rock in a hard place"
October 2011
Arketipo "Salewa Headquarters Bolzano"
February 2012
lightlife "Massiccio con vantaggi energetici"
ItaliArchitettura 7 "Salewa Headquarters Bolzano"
September 2013
Sostenibilità Casa Clima "Salewa Headquarters"
Paesaggio Urbano "Innovazione e tecnologia per il nuovo Salewa Headquarters"
August 2014
L' "Mr. Salewa ecco chi è lo scalatore che si è fatto imprenditore"
January 2015
Z Magazine "The climbing crystal of Bolzano - Salewa Headquarters"
Summer 2015
Salewa Spa Headquarters
Location: Bozen, Italy
Client: Oberalp S.p.a.
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