Located in Cuneo, Italy, along the Asti-Cuneo highway, this project refers to the american petrol stations, the site provides resting facilities with a program including cafe and dining areas.
The design of a service station is a strong reference to the idea of travel, short or long-distance routes interrupted only by a few stops and then back on the road. A break for refueling, or just to stretch a bit ‘legs before continuing his journey.
With the same continuity, the service station is separated from the asphalt like a ribbon of road with the engine and wrapping around itself, creating a temporary volume to accommodate the traveler.
The tape then sink back into the ground to continue to other destinations. The architecture of the service station, as usually conceived as a mere support function, thus acquires a shape.
The architecture, static by definition, becomes closely linked to the concept of continuous flow that envelops and becomes the urban landscape without interruption.
The shell reinforced concrete, cast in special molds fluidized is closed by glass walls. Are distributed within the office manager and a self-service, separate bathrooms from the block in central position.
On the rear elevation red steel block is detached from the body and a wolf howling, illuminated at night, draws attention to the urgent needs
The design of a service station is a strong reference to the idea of travel, short or long-distance routes interrupted only by a few stops and then back on the road.
Location: Cuneo, Italy
Architect: Damilano StudioArchitects
Project Team: Duilio Damilano, Alberto Pascale
Surface Area: 3,800 m2
Building Area: 400 m2
Client: Centro calor