The innovative design, buildings and technologies of the new Chiesi Research Center in Parma, from the initial design stage to the executive completion of the project: integrated action from people with different areas of expertise.
In the light of the radical changes affecting how we work and where we work and conduct research, associated with the transition from mass production to streamlined production, the spread of new technologies, work flexibility and the ever greater fluidity of society and the markets, corporate architecture has played a decisive and strategic role in configuring our towns and transforming the landscape. The new Chiesi Research Center fits into this kind of logic: a project whose pre-requisites are to be found in the processes of structural expansion, organizational rationalization and technical innovation, leading design research towards an offering of new performance and services, yet managing to strike a balance between the speed of change and long-term needs. As in any highly complex architectural project, the new Chiesi Research Center is the result of systematic dealings based on converging contributions from all concerned, from the initial design stage to the executive completion of the project: integrated action from people with different areas of expertise. This led to a combination of architectural design and engineering solutions aiming at quality, durability and a building that is truly environmentally sustainable, a building which aspires to make a contribution to the urban value of a place and embody a company’s ethical values.