The station is located in the heart of the business district of Brescia, the centre of the city’s economy. Crew Cremonesi Workshop designed it not only from a technical, but also architectural and aesthetic point of view, wanting to overturn the cliché that stations are lifeless and merely functional spaces.
Photo credits: Alessandra Dosselli
Designers and manufacturers have supported one another. “In the chromatic-surface mix of the project, with Cotto d’Este we developed different solutions,” said Architect Turrini. “From an environmental psychology point of view, we researched different possibilities related to the tactile perception of the materials which we used, and we found that these products perfectly met our design expectations, both functionally and aesthetically.”
Sixteen thousand meters of 14mm thickened porcelain tiles specially produced by Cotto d’Este have satisfied the expectations of designers from a chromatic point of view, with a special colour taken from the pantone colour system, and an equally unique 75,5x175,7 cm format.
“The guidelines of the planning process for the Brescia metro was to put the user at the centre of a project that is not the usual succession of floors, levels, stairs and steps, but a single space.”
Ing. Lamberto Cremonesi
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