Giovanni Catrano (structures)
Golder associates (plant design)
Once a warehouse for Cogne, one of the leading producers of stainless steel long products in Europe, this run-down shed was part of a listed industrial village of the early XX century.
PAT.was appointed the job to completely renovate it by the Valleé d’Aoste Department of of Natural Resources and Forest Management after winning an open RFT.
The building, which has been completely insulated, has new concrete fl oors and a new roof supported by douglas fi r trusses braced by stainless steel cables. It will host a woodworking shop for the forestry corps. During the cold winter months it will be heated by a biomass system, burning the wood scrap it produces.
The furnace room, along with the AHU room and the changing room is hosted in a new, steel framed, 2 stories service unit, painted jet black.
This volume articulate the interior space in two areas: the proper workshop, heated, and a warehouse.