Torre B: The Wooden Building at the Heart of Friuli
An organic, living architecture, capable of modelling the experience of space through natural light and materials: 14 metres high, with a surface area of 1945 square metres, extending over three floors.
Here, the lightweight of wood and its natural appeal overcome the challenge of ethical building – both for humans and for the environment.
Located in the heart of Friuli Venezia Giulia, the new wooden building is intended to house the administrative and representative offices of the Biofarma Group, a leading company in the cosmetics and probiotic pharmaceuticals industry. An important project in this region, which is increasingly responding to the needs of a more sustainable world.
The lightness of the PEFC-certified spruce wood, used as construction material for the building, is the result of a precise structural direction taken by the client, with a clear innovative stance. The speed of assembly and the eco-sustainability of both the material itself and the production processes have made Torre B a catalyst for research and experimentation, generating the know-how needed to tackle the project’s architectural and construction challenges, thus reducing the Biofarma Group’s ecological footprint.
Growing through conscious, controlled and sustainable development: a circular focus on environment, energy efficiency and people’s well-being at work.
A dialogue with the surrounding context
The solid appearance conferred by the building’s shape and materials engages in a constant dialogue with its surroundings, becoming an expression of its representative nature.
From a technological point of view, the project is based on circular sustainability principles. A light building that breathes, plays and courts the environment: thanks to the choice of spruce wood, PEFC certified, the Torre B structure will in fact store over 336 thousand kilos of carbon dioxide, contributing to the reduction of the Biofarma Group’s ecological footprint.
The rooms are distributed over three levels. The ground floor is characterised by a rounded full-height glass volume, namely the company’s representative hall. From here, visitors access the first floor, which houses offices and meeting rooms. The second and last floor provides the executive and events area, with a boardroom, a presidential office, a 100-seat conference room with a large entrance hall and double reception desk, and a large, grass-paved panoramic “Sun Lounge” garden terrace.
A design that resonates with people
Smart lighting and domotics
The internal and external lighting system is completely based on the KNX protocol, a digital communication method that allows for a perpetually updated and easily manageable system that also predicts maintenance.
All the architectural, electronic and structural elements have been integrated in a smart domotic management, allowing the control and management of both light sources and audiovisual equipment in the rooms. The different lighting and multimedia scenarios developed allow to optimise and speed up the internal operating conditions, according to people’s needs.
All architectural, electronic and structural elements are integrated in a domotic management system that uses renewable energy, while responding to a user-friendly interior design.
Optimised logistics management
This is a well-conceived project that highlights both the Biofarma Group’s corporate culture and the empathic ability of ak+‘s developers.
Innovation, professionalism and excellence are the values that, combined with investments in production processes, innovative machinery and human capital, set the Group on the road to the future, developing the Italian and international markets in a sustainable manner, thus becoming a highly attractive and highly competitive reference point in research and production of Health-Care and Beauty Care products.
Biofarma S.r.l. – Via Castelliere, 2 – 33036 Mereto di Tomba (UD) / www.biofarma.it