Conveying identity and offering an inspiring experience through sustainable landscape
LAND Italia, LAND Germany and LAND Suisse support its clients in the definition of a long-term corporate vision, where sustainability, environmental responsibility and landscape play a central role. Every design is based on the careful use of existing resources, materials and the provision of sustainable energy. All these factors equally aim to create healthy working places that encourage social interactions and provide a calming setting.
Corporate & retail
Conveying identity and offering a pleasant experience through the wise use of nature
Headquarter ThyssenKrupp, Essen (Germany), 2007 - 2010
- Client: ThyssenKrupp AG represented by Thyssenkrupp Real Estate
- Partner: JSWD Architekten (Cologne)
- Area size: 20 ha
ThyssenKrupp returned to its historic location with the construction of its group headquarters for 2,000 employees in Essen.
In addition to the actual headquarter, a centrally located open plan campus is surrounded by various management companies, a conference centre, a day care centre, a hotel and a management academy. The open space concept reacts to the award-winning design, developed by JSWD architects (Cologne) and Chaix & Morel (Paris), and integrates the site into the already existing plans within the so-called Krupp Belt. The connection between the park and the headquarter is exactly the same via Berthold-Beitz-Boulevard. The campus with the central water axis has been designed in an open way and can be visited by the public. The fast business paths connect the most important points of reference in a direct way. The whole area is contained like a green passe-partout.
Diesel Headquarter, Breganze (Italy), 2006 - 2010
- Client: Jacobs Spa / Diesel Spa
- Partner: Arch. Pierpaolo Ricatti · Area size: 8 ha
- Area size: 8 ha
- Team: Andreas Kipar, Shirly Mantin, Luca Manzocchi, Simone Marelli, Leonardo Oprandi
The new headquarter of Diesel is located in the typically hilly landscape of Berganze, Vicenza region. The building has been set into the site at a half-hypogeal level. The green spaces design originates from reading the historical and contemporary landscape typologies, letting its traces influence the project to create a relationship between nature and architecture.
A mediation between this new architecture and the context is defined by a large green border that’s enhanced by the shape of the ground’s morphology. The new buildings are placed in sequence and define an articulated system of visuals inside and outside the area, completed with rich vegetation of native and naturalized species. Because of this the buildings are cushioned and a pleasant and protected environment is defined by a series of hills and green shields.
UniCredit Bank Austria Campus, Vienna (Austria), 2012 - ongoing
- Client: Domus Facility Management GmbH represented by atelier prodreca (Vienna)
- Area size: 7.3 ha
- Team: Nadine Calaminus-Tölle, Andreas Kipar, Uwe Schönherr
There is a strong relation in-between the open spaces of the UniCredit Bank Austria Campus and the landscape of Vienna. The landscape layout of the design was inspired by elements from the local environment, such as the landscaped planting - the traditional Viennese forest with groves, planting structures, topographic levels and water elements. The project of the UniCredit Bank Austria Campus consists of a main urban boulevard with several side-areas and four, green inner courtyards inspired by the very Viennese forest pattern. The boulevard presents a public character whilst the courtyards are more protected and private.
KM ROSSO Science and Technology Park, Bergamo (Italy), 2008
- Client: Brembo s.p.a./ River s.p.a.
Jean Nouvel’s Studio designed a comprehensive project for Kilometrorosso, conceived as a landmark alongside the Milan-Venice highway. A red wall along the highway gives identity to the project. The wall also protects the buildings surrounded by the park’s vegetation, while light shines through the transparent geometry of the buildings creating an informal softness of the greenery.
It is a continuous green system, completely pedestrian, that draws the initial inspiration from the Kilometrorosso itself. The strong connection between the red wall, the language of car racing, speed and the high technological vocation of the whole architectural complex all contributed to the vision of this project.
More projects: Biella IT, Gli Orsi; Brescia IT, Freccia Rossa; Cannes FR, Nespresso Cannes Flagship Store; Essen D, Krupp Park - Kronenberg Center; Faenza IT, Lifestyle Village Le Perle; La Spezia IT, Le Terrazze; Milan IT, Alfa Romeo Park-Iper Portello; Milan IT, Carosello Shopping Center; Milan IT, Castelletto Park; Milan IT, Corso Como; New York USA, Nespresso Madison Flagship Store; Padova IT, Venetocity; Rimini IT, Ex Colonia Murri - Rimini & Rimini; Venice IT Valecenter; Verona IT, Ex Cartiere Verona; Verona IT, WTC Adige City.