Ph: Andrea Martiradonna
New R&T Center
Petronas is an international oil company operating in the lubricants sector. Recently the group has decided to expand and put together their research activities into a new building.
The new complex is located in a plot of land of 80.000 smq, in the municipality of santena by turin, close to the current petronas’ production plant. The building complex covers a total area of 17.000 sqm, and consists of two interconnected buildings, one with a prevalence of office activities, the other with a prevalence of industrial activities.
The surrounding landscape is characterized by a pattern of cultivated fields and visible from the sky. The project seeks to replicate this natural drawing in an innovative way. The façade wraps the building as a colored sheet and follows the axis of the field’s drawings, shaping the form. The design’s aim is to create a architectural proposal with a very low impact, in harmony with the surrounding context that is primarily of agriculture crops.
The project was developed in collaboration with Broadway Malyan Ltd.