Crédit-Agricole Training Center, Piacenza

Educational Origami

Inclined flat surfaces chase each other like origami to distribute, protect and accommodate the users of the training center.

A dynamic and contemporary training center expression of a company and its “culture of doing.”

An origami that characterizes and identifies the most significant and public spaces of the facility, focusing on the double-height volume where the staircase and elevators for vertical distribution are located.

The teaching spaces have been equipped as ‘voids’ to be filled with different arrangements, as needed.
All classrooms are built with raised floors and sound-absorbing ceilings to ensure maximum flexibility and acoustic comfort.
Educational and technological classrooms from 18 to 30 seats with fixed equipped walls, mobile furniture for set-ups and a technological equipment for traditional or computerized teaching.

A color code within the center identifies the various functions and facilitates orientation.



ClientCrédit-Agricole – Cariparma
Surfaces 3.200 m2; auditorium 170 posti; centro di formazione n.12 aule (288 posti)
Frigerio Design Group Coordinamento generale / Progetto Definitivo / Progetto Esecutivo / Direzione Lavori
Collaborators Enrico Frigerio con F. Biassoni (capo progetto), M. Rossi, A. Cutrupi, M. Piovini
Structures and Construction Supervision Studio Milani Rossetti Cantoni (ing. P. Milani) / Frigerio Design Group
Impianti Cavazzoni Associati / Bre Engineering (ing. A. Bozino) / Tecnostudio
Impresa costruttrice TECTON – Reggio Emilia

Slow Architecture

  • Optimization of solar contribution.
  • Integration natural ventilation.
  • Dry mounted ventilated facade.
  • Parallel construction sites.

Double-height volume, the true nerve center and characterizing feature of the intervention.

Durable, ecological and natural components were selected for the finishing materials.