University Campus – Forlì, Italy

University campus surfacing with Granito rubber flooring, in standard and acoustic versions.

The University Campus in Forli has as its origins an early twentieth century hospital close to the old town center. What was once a closed area, physically and emotionally detached from its own city, is now a sparking, bustling promenade.

The area of the campus covers nearly 9 hectares and includes six departments. The three teaching bodies are connected through an architectonic system known as the Trefolo (the strand), the pedestrian path that is the backbone of the new university.

The Trefolo is the most complex part of the structure both for its geometry and its constructive elements, and it represents the intersecting of the primary university functions: teaching, high education and research.

For a project of this magnitude we were able to provide our Granito collection (both standard and Elastic) acoustic flooring. The choice of the latter is certainly suggested for such areas where the architects at Lamberto Rossi Associati decided to mix the distribution component of the building with open study areas. Granito Elastic in fact contributes to a reduction of impact noise up to 20 dB and we could say that in this case the performance of our product is actually the key to a better education.