Multifunctional complex, Erba (CO)

Reinterpreting tradition

A multifunctional complex in Erba, Como, on the north side of the main artery, Via XXV Aprile leading to the center. A contemporary reinterpretation of some elements of local tradition: from the pitched roof to the cladding and shutters.

Its layout has taken care to avoid the fraying of the suburbs by organizing the buildings according to urban typologies: buildings facing the street, arcades, central courtyards, stratification of functions.

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Years1999 – 2005

Client Ciceri Costruzioni Edilizie S.p.A.
Surfaces lotto 10.200 m2; abitazioni 11.800 m2; commercio 2.300 m2; uffici 900 m2; parcheggi 6.000 m2
Ruolo Architetto Mandatario
Role Definitivo / Esecutivo
TeamFrigerio Design Group e Arch. E Nava – E. Frigerio e E.Nava con K. Scott (capo progetto), F. Biassoni, M. Ragno, G. Rossi, M. Rossi, F. de Paoli
Project manager: ing. P. Ciceri
Associate architect: arch E. Nava
Structures: ing. G. Siani
Mechanical plant: Fumagalli
Construction management: ing. M. Ciceri

Slow Architecture

  • Local architectural reinterpretation..
  • Sustainable and durable materials.
  • Ventilated facade.
  • Natural ventilation

The enclosed courtyard includes a pedestrian space shaded by six holm oaks and brightened by planters whose edge also serves as a seat.

The entire project was developed, in plan and elevation, from a module subdivided into submodules, which allowed, within the rigidity of the system, the flexibility of certain elements, such as the position of the facade perforations.

Externally, the plan design of the courtyards is organized with the same module as the buildings.