The Dallara Academy narrates the story and corporate culture of the well-known racing car brand. Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia has completed a building that carefully fits into the hilly landscape of Varano de Melegari, near Parma, relating with simplicity to specific elements of the territory: a mulberry tree, the profile of the mountains, the agricultural system and the river Ceno.
The volumetric composition follows Dallara’s design process: distinct elements and functions are aggregated but in balance with each other and in harmony with the topography of the place. Femia uses elementary geometric forms – cones, trapezoids, parallelepipeds and annuluses – to distribute three zones: experiential and educational areas, conference rooms and exhibition spaces. The complex is conceived as a place for research, meeting and design, reflecting the excellence of the Italian industry.
“We wanted to draw the landscape within the landscape, introducing a new public space, a catalyst for activities, capable of overturning the perceptive modalities of the area that are, to date, the movement of the cars, their speed and the entertainment”, said Alfonso Femia.
- Dallara Academy
- Varano de' Melegari
- Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia – Alfonso Femia
- General coordination:
- Simonetta Cenci
- Structural engineering:
- Redesco Progetti
- FOR Engineering Architecture
- Safe and security:
- Mario Neri
- Marco Corazza
- Design team:
- Lorenza Barabino, Alessandro Bellus, Luca Bonsignorio, Angela Cavallari, Simonetta Cenci, Marco Corazza, Alfonso Femia, Chiara Frumento, Andrea Lucchi, Sara Massa, Enrico Martino, Vera Messana, Michela Scala, Ilaria Sisto, Vincenzo Tripodi
- Stefano Cioncoloni, Gaia D’Abrosca, Elena Molfino, Tania Poggi
- 2,971 sqm