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PADOVA UNIVERSITY COMMON SPACES

Padova, IT_2020

PADOVA UNIVERSITY COMMON SPACES

Location: Padova (IT)

Architecture

Studio Settanta7

Interior Design Project

AOUMM – Argot ou La Maison Mobile

Design Team

Luca Astorri
Riccardo Balzarotti
Rossella Locatelli
Matteo Umberto Poli

In the framework of the architectural project by Studio Settanta7 for the new Engineering branch of Università di Padova, AOUMM developed the final design for the interior spaces. The project for the interiors focuses on circulation spaces—halls, corridors, vertical circulation—as well as the cafeteria, toilets, and classrooms. A signaling system is proposed to be employed at each level, as well as measures to guarantee an optimal acoustic quality through the choice of materials and the installations of specific false ceilings. Bold colors—employed at the ground floor and found again at the upper floors, in a more discreet use—are signature elements, together with the expanded metal sheets, recurring in the different environments and used, from time to time, in false ceilings, in cafeteria furniture, in railings, in toilets. These elements are recognizable at the different levels, maintaining the ground floor as the reference space, that catalyzes circulation flows and encounters in the building.