The Industrial Castelliere that amplifies corporate identity
The architectural project “Castelliere industriale” Biofarma 2 is part of a comprehensive development and planning strategy for the entire Biofarma Group s.r.l., a leading company in the Health&Beauty care sector, specifically in the research, manufacturing and packaging of food supplements, medical devices, cosmetics and probiotic-based drugs.
The plant expansion of about 236,701 m3 kicked off the works for the new industrial complex, called “Castelliere” as it is protected and mitigated by an embankment towards the main road axis.
An avant-garde industrial creation, inspired by the millennial culture of the area, designed to amplify the company, together with the historical identity of the context to which it belongs.
Industrial volumes in a rural area
When designing the Castelliere Bio2 any attempt at camouflage was avoided, in order to pay meticulous attention to detail and propose a pure, rigorous and essential architecture that mitigates the emphasis on the differences between the two worlds.
A cohesive layout
The complex is defined by 6 distinct elements with precise functionalities, linked in a main prospect by connecting tunnels. A single, anthracite grey metal piece, textured with vertical units, determines the form, communicating cleanliness and architectural discipline. The material continuity fades towards different surfaces throughout the buildings, with the balanced use of transparent glass surfaces and polycarbonate.
Contiguous elements and buildings
The prospect, about 170 metres long, is defined by a rhythmic sequence of full-height vertical cuts, which generate alternating light and shade through ribbing.
A block covered with transparent polycarbonate forms the element of discontinuity: thanks to sunlight it disappears, taking on various colours depending on the weather conditions. At night, the specially designed artificial lighting makes it stand out even more.
The glass curtain wall of the office and meeting room block is just as transparent, towering over a green embankment towards the entrance.
A synthesis of technology, safety and circularity
The body of the industrial buildings meets Class A optimisation and benefits from the installation of a powerful 900 KW photovoltaic system.
The industrial complex was designed and developed following the guidelines for an ecosystem “Industry 4.0”, based on an architectural IP Exoskeleton and the integration of responsive technologies.
Given the high flammability of the products and materials stored, the fire-fighting system was conceived with an engineering approach, one of the rare cases in Friuli Venezia Giulia.
An ecosystem broken down into several volumes, a sustainable dimension that brings together technological development, structural continuity of buildings and green spaces.
An expanding business garden
The landscape project spread southwards with earthworks, which also aimed to move the volumes away from the main road system while, at the north, it juxtaposed an embankment and a tree belt with native woods towards the farmland.
The green space has been designed and studied with the same attention as the architectural complex and foresees a major future expansion, occupying an abundant private business garden of about 9500 square metres.
is a leader in the Health&Beauty care sector, specifically in the development, production and packaging of food supplements, medical devices, cosmetics and probiotic-based drugs.
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