Scientific and Technological Pole “Fabio Ferrari”
Place: Povo (Trento)
Customer: Università degli Studi di Trento
Architect: Ishimoto Architectural & Engineering Firm inc. – Arteco S.r.l.
Studio Architetti Mar S.r.l.
Year: 2008 – 2013
Surface: 22.000 m² (Block 1)
26.000 m² (Block 2)
The Scientific and Technological Pole “Fabio Ferrari” is located on Povo’s hill, in the north-east area of the city and adjacent to “Fondazione Bruno Kessler” research center.
The structure consists on a rectangular plan and is composed by two main buldings of similar size, connected by an aerial walkway.
The first functional two levels block (Block 1) is intended for teaching functions; it is dedicated to common services (canteen and archive) and a “courtyard” building developed on three floors, mainly intended for teaching functions (classrooms and laboratories) and other services.
As well as the first block, the second one (Block 2) consists of a “courtyard” building, articulated on two underground floors, a basement and two floors above ground. It is mainly dedicated to research: chemical, biological, computer and mechanical laboratories.
At the first basement level there’s the Data Center, characterized by high performance and reliability plant solutions.
The problems deriving from the particular altimetrical conformation of the site have been solved through a distribution scheme that follows the natural course of the land. The accesses and the general functional layout have been studied for integrating the landscape within the built environment.
The buildings house the Departments of Engineering and Information Science, Industrial Engineering, Cell Biology and other specialized advanced research centers.