Cassa di Risparmio di Cesena - Area ex zuccherificio

  • Cesena

  • 2004

  • Photos: D. Domenicali

The old sugar refinery area of Cesena is the location for the new Carice Savings Bank. This is the eighth building project within this Urban Regeneration Area. The building is divided into 3 functional blocks externally the structural silicone glazed bays are separated by strips of facing brickwork. Two internal lightwells contained by the structure, open the space of the 3 upper floors to provide natural lighting, creating a courtyard. At the ground floor there are shopfronts and showroom areas which connect the building to the local urban area.


  • Pressure plate structural façade

  • Selective glass 42dB acoustic performance

The technology

One storey height units, with SSG modules and side hung opening vents, and ‘Quadra’ grid and panel system with external pressure plates. The ‘Quadra’ façade also has SSG top hung, opening out vents.


Gregotti Associati International architects

Vittorio Gregotti was born in Novara in 1927 and he graduated in architecture at the University Politecnico di Milano in 1952. From 1953 to 1968 he carried out his activities in collaboration with Ludovico Meneghetti and Giotto Stoppino. In 1974 he has founded the practice Gregotti Associati, which he is president. He was a professor of Architectural Composition at the Institute of Architecture University in Venice, he taught at the Faculty of Architecture of Milan and Palermo, and was visiting professor at the University of Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Lausanne, Harvard, Philadelphia, Princeton, Cambridge (UK) and M.I.T. Cambridge (Massachusetts.). He has participated in several international exhibitions and has been responsible for the introductory section of the XIII Triennale (Milan 1964), for which she won the International Award. From 1974 to 1976 he was director of visual arts and architecture of the Venice Biennale. He is Academic St. Luke from 1976 and the Brera Academy from 1995. He was awarded an honorary degree from the Technical University in Prague in 1996 and the Faculty of Architecture of the Polytechnic of Bucharest in 1999. Since 1997 he is a member of the BDA (Bund der deutschen Architekten) and since 1999 he is an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects. From 1953 to 1955 he was editor of Casabella, from 1955 to 1963 editor of Casabella-Continuity; from 1963 to 1965 Director of Edilizia Moderna and responsible for the architecture section of the magazine Il Verri; from 1979 to 1998 he was Director of Rassegna and from 1982 to 1996 again Director of Casabella. From 1992 to 1997 he collaborated with the BBC since 1997 and works with the main Italian newspapers La Repubblica and Il Corriere della Sera.