Hidden in Plain Sight

by Mauro Eugenio Giuliani, Dr.Eng., General Manager; Redesco Progetti, Milan,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2018, Vol. 88, Issue 3, Pg. 58-65

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: In Rome, the new headquarters of the BNL-BMP Paribas Group banking organization is squeezed onto a narrow stretch of land between a railway station and a set of roadways. Yet the site helped yield a stunning design that features a long, thin structure clad in a mirrored facade, creating a strong connection to—and even a literal reflection of—the surrounding urban environment.

Subject Headings: Railroad stations | Organizations | Rail transportation | Highways and roads | Building envelope | Connections (structural) | Urban areas | Rome | Italy | Europe

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