This new True Stories chapter takes us to Turin, inside Queen Margherita Hospital, that – thanks to ONG ADISCO – features facilities specifically dedicated to children. The new project, designed by Miroglio+Lupica is the ER and our hosts are some special friends…
stairs surfacing with Nd/Uni rubber flooring
This project focuses on stairs. Fundamental and necessary: as a structural element and as a safety feature. The same qualities apply to our specific solutions for steps: easy-to-apply, safe, with high “grip” even when wet.
And also, creative. Case in point, this refurbishment by Turin studio Isolarchitetti, where the stairs emphasize their early-XX century “industrial” look with a total white palette, in sharp contrast with our Nd/Uni U18 blue.
The Collegio Carlo Alberto is a foundation created in 2004 as a joint initiative of the Compagnia di San Paolo and the University of Turin. Its mission is to foster research and high education in the social sciences.
healthcare surfacing with Screed rubber flooring
Focusing on a small-scale project, where the creative possibilities and functional features of our rubber floorings are on full display.
This psychologist studio in Milan is dedicated to Psychomotricity: a way of educational or therapeutic intervention aimed at the development of motor, expressive and creative possibilities through the body.
As such, the floor plays a crucial role: it is where the therapy happens. Using a clever mix of our Screed, yellow Nd/Uni and Grain, the space is divided into different zones and given something of a visual rhythm.
“We approached this project with a playful attitude” says Architect Enrico Dallaiti of Studio Arme. “The activities are highlighted by color layers”.
Of course, the comfort and hygiene guaranteed by our rubber floorings proved to be key factors.
foto Enrico Dallaiti
Office spaces and Headquarters are fundamental elements of a brand, and as such concur in its definition. When designing a company’s office, the spirit, the values of the same company become parts of the design. At the same time, assuring the best comfort and contributing to productivity of all the people is a none-the-less important challenge for architects and interior designers.
Learn how rubber surfaces are a fundamental feature in office design. Read all about it in our latest special feature.
school surfacing with Kayar rubber flooring
“The colourful and visually inviting school designed by JKMM Architects has no conventional pupils’ desks or stuffy classrooms” says Architect in charge Juha Mäki-Jyllilä of JKMM Architects.
With a day care centre and school on three floors, the building closely follows the shape of the winding streets and has a nestling courtyard inside.
The school was designed to be an inviting and approachable public building. The cheerful façade clearly stands out among the surrounding blocks of concrete buildings.
The building is still in progress and will be completed in 2020. By that time, it will host 700 pupils.
The choice of materials was affected by the fact that shoes are not worn inside the building. Enter our Kayar rubber flooring, designed by Sottsass Associati, in five colors: K01, K70, K72, K73 and K74 for a total surface of 585 sqm.
Traditional desks and classrooms have been done away with, and the teacher no longer sits behind a desk. The environment provides stimuli and encourages interactivity. In this school, learning is possible also when one is not sitting behind a desk.
photos Studio Hans Koistinen, Mika Huisman
In a new chapter of True Stories we go to Zagreb to take a look at everyday life in digital agency Degordian. The new workspace, designed by Tea Ujevic and Irena Vojnovic, follows up the agencies in London, Vienna, Belgrad, Mostar and Ljubljana. Our host… a very unexpected guest!
From a design point of view, a hospital is a complex unity made of multiple elements. Entrances and corridors are subjected to heavy foot traffic. Family rooms thrive on a soft, relaxed atmosphere. Specialist areas require strict and effective infection control. Patient rooms floors are prone to indentation.
Through all these different requirements, Artigo rubber floorings offer tested and valid solutions. Read all about it in our latest special feature.
airport surfacing with rubber flooring Zeus
An airport is always an exciting project, and in the case of Gimpo Airport, it is also the occasion to go back in history up to the 1930s, when the former military airfield began allowing civil aircraft operations. Designated Gimpo International Airport in 1958, it has since steadily grown.
By 2012 the number of international passengers surpassed four millions, while domestic passengers in 2015 summed at more than 19 millions.
We were asked to supply the floorings for the 3rd floor of the International Terminal. We produced a custom color scheme for our classic Zeus flooring: a very light grey shade with brown grains. Also used were standard colors Z639, Z626 and Z640, for a total surface of almost 6000 sqm.
school surfacing with rubber flooring Nd/Uni
The analysis of this refurbishment project highlights, in many ways, the evolution of the concept of school, both as an architectural object and as a functioning entity.
Whereas in the “old days” the distinction between class and corridor was rigid and purely functional, today the experience of entering the school and moving through it every day, “the mood”, the feeling, is a fundamental aspect of the design.
“A particular concern was the creation of an attractive entrance situation, which extends from access in the north to the spacious staircase in the existing south wing and touches the courtyard” explain Architects Kerschbaumer and Pichler.
The concept of “Flexible Classrooms” was widely adopted. “The school’s orientation today has been implemented according to new pedagogical concepts. In the classroom, the break-up of the linear corridor was essential: the creation of the learning workshops is greatly appreciated,as well as the redivision of the classes with alternative spaces in between”.
For this project we contributed our own Nd/Uni rubber flooring in several colors: U107, U106, U27, U11, U99, U105, U108 for a total surface of more than 4700 sqm.
school cafeteria surfacing with Screed rubber flooring
“Home of the Panthers” proudly states the Antioch High School website.
And this is another case in which our rubber floorings actively help enhancing the school’s identity, bringing the yellow flag color even on the floors of the cafeteria.
Produced with our water-jet technology, the design is a mix of our Nd/Uni in the U108 yellow and Screed in two different shades of grey.
The result is a dynamic, fluid composition that brings the excitement of the game in the students’ favorite place to relax and take a break.