Herzog & de Meuron
Project
2000-2002, 2004
187-1_MO_0409_038
187-1_MO_0409_038

Process

The roof design based on the veins of a leaf echoes the storage and flow of goods inside the building.

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187_RFnl_0102_001
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187_CL_0102_007
187_CL_0405_012_K
187_CL_0405_012_K

The international distribution center is located in an idyllic landscape beside a river.

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187_SI_0011_008_panorama_B
187_SI_0009_013
187_SI_0009_013
187_SI_0405_008_K
187_SI_0405_008_K

A large volume with a two-story wrap-around tunnel in honeycomb concrete for goods traffic. Model studies of the volume, the goods tunnel, the honeycomb concrete and rainwater pipes.

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187_MO_0012_002
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187_MO_0012_006_massmodel1
187_MO_0101_040
187_MO_0101_040
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187_MO_0011_003_paperclip
187_MO_0104_026
187_MO_0104_026
187_MO_0102_007
187_MO_0102_007
187_MO_0108_500_K
187_MO_0108_500_K
187_MO_0105_078
187_MO_0105_078
187_MO_0105_089
187_MO_0105_089
187_MO_9901_122
187_MO_9901_122
187_MO_0108_161
187_MO_0108_161
187_MO_0102_142_rubbermodel
187_MO_0102_142_rubbermodel
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187_MO_0102_072
187-1_MO_0405_053
187-1_MO_0405_053

Facade diagrams of the first design featuring water drainage, lighting, smoke extraction, surface finish.

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187_DT_0105_008_pattern5-A1
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187_DT_0108_008_virtualpat
187_DT_0108_012_layout
187_DT_0108_012_layout

A second, pared-down design in 2004 envisions a tentlike roofscape.

187-1_MO_0407_017
187-1_MO_0407_017
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187-1_MO_0407_132
187-1_MO_0407_090
187-1_MO_0407_090
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187_MO_0410_025-f
187-1_MO_0407_037m
187-1_MO_0407_037m

Second design: sections, floorplans and roof structure with functional diversification including a waterscaped greenroof.

187-1_DR_0411_2_201_Sec-A-B
187-1_DR_0411_2_201_Sec-A-B
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187-1_DR_0411_2_103_Up-Lev
187-1_CI_0405_035
187-1_CI_0405_035
187-1_CI_0407_008_roofstudy
187-1_CI_0407_008_roofstudy

Team

Facts

Client
Prada Industrial SpA
Planning
General Planning: Favero & Milan Ingegneria S.r.I. Società di Progettazione, Mirano-Zianigo, Venice, Italy
Architect Planning: Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland
Local Architect: Lucherini Associati Ing Arch (Public Infrastructure), Arezzo, Italy
Structural Engineering: Conzett, Bronzini, Gartmann AG, Chur, Switzerland
Structural Engineering : Favero & Milan Ingegneria S.r.I. Società di Progettazione, Mirano-Zianigo, Venice, Italy
Mechanical Engineering: Manens Inertecnica Consulenza e Progettazione Impianti Technici, Verona, Italy
Landscape Design: Michel Desvigne, Paris, France
Specialist / Consulting
Facade Consulting: Emmer Pfenninger Partner AG, Munchenstein, Switzerland
Hydrology: Remo Chiarini - Ing. Remo Studio Ingegneria civile, Arezzo, Italy
Building Data
Site Area: 1'001'042 sqft, 93'000 sqm
Gross floor area (GFA): 1'022'570 sqft, 95'000 sqm
Footprint: 602'778 sqft, 56'000 sqm

Bibliography

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Edited by: Gerhard Mack. Basel / Boston / Berlin, Birkhäuser, 2008. Vol. No. 4.

Nobuyuki Yoshida (Ed.): “Architecture and Urbanism. Herzog & de Meuron 2002-2006.
Tokyo, A+U Publishing Co., Ltd., 08.2006.

Herzog & de Meuron: “Prada Aoyama Tokyo. Herzog & de Meuron.” Edited by: Germano Celant. 2nd ed. Milan, Progetto Prada Arte srl, 2003.

Herzog & de Meuron. Natural History.
Edited by: Philip Ursprung. Exh. Cat. “Herzog & de Meuron. Archaeology of the Mind.” Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal. 23 October 2002 – 6 April 2003. 2nd ed. Baden, Lars Müller, 2005.