This industrial building fills the wedge of space between two access roads, one rising steeply, the other one rising gently. Its sloping, triangular roof lets those on the steep road behind look across it at the lake, and ends in a sharp point. The doors are made of mild steel coated with clear automotive paint creating warped reflections of the lake, trees, and equipment parked in front.
Who said one could not have lots of fun with a small, simple industrial building made of steel and corrugated metal?
Architect of Record: Allen+Maurer Architects Ltd
This 200-stall, three-level underground parkade in the historic core of Merano explored a novel concept of sunken patios and light wells to bring fresh air, daylight and a feeling of safety to the lowest levels, often a severe problem in this building type. it was completed in 2004 for a construction cost of 2.8 million Euros.
Florian Maurer Architect with Dr. Arch. Heinrich Zoeschg