Last edited 13 May 2016

Centro Eventi Multifunzionale, Italy

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The Centro Eventi Multifunzionale (CEM) has been completed in May 2016 by Bargone Architetti Associati on the shoreline of Lake Maggiore, Italy.

The multifunctional arts centre is made up of four big structures with curved shapes inspired by lake stones and linked by a prismatic volume. These pebble-shaped structures contain two theatres, a rehearsal space, restaurant, cafe and office space.

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Zinc metal sheets with a dramatic shading and vibrant colour clad the four curved volumes, with the colour recalling and harmonising with the Verbania lake and skies. A local stone is used for the external pavings. Inside, timber which is warm welcoming and natural is the main element.

The external landscape is sculptured with a system of descending bleachers (raised, tiered rows of benches) allowing a breathtaking panoramic view of the lake and the surrounding Italian Alps.

Content and images courtesy of Bargone Architetti Associati.

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