Spazio Fase is a complex of industrial buildings in which is ongoing a renovation project of the splendid abandoned factory built in the end of the 19th century (ex Cartiera Paolo Pigna) and it is proposed as an experimental model for the economical-social regeneration of a territory. Characterized by an architectural structure developed mainly on three floors, with a total area of 40.000 sqm partly already recovered and redeveloped. Located in the heart of Alzano Lombardo, a few km from Bergamo, it was created to host different experiences, as an incubator of ideas and startups companies and as a promoter of culture and environmental awareness, with an attentive and receptive eye on the territory. It is fueled by ever-changing socio-cultural events.
The architectural project aims to return part of the space to the community, opening up new pubblic squares, which are emerging as the non-historical superfetations, built over the years, are demolished. The functional program is in continuous evolution and at the moment we are experimenting with non-traditional and temporary use, however it is not excluded that part of the former paper mill returns to be productive in a totally new way compared to the past and supported by new functions and support services to events.
The third floor is the one that offers the best showcases of events like the Factory Market, a large market of young designers of clothes and objects and also an incubator of start-ups and young entrepreneurs.
Here we designed Bar Fase, a welcoming space that functions during events, keeping the formal register of the liberty factory. The Bar is located in one corner and works with the many events of the factory, it’s conceived to host 5 different food operator at a time operating simultaneously.
This project made us reflect on the old theme of form and function, the form survives in this case to the function, this was the revolution of Aldo Rossi.
co.arch a young architectural firm, formed by Andrea Pezzoli and Giulia Urciuoli, it deals with interiors and landscape design, is now engaged in the construction of a small store of a young Italian team in Los Angeles. It is also active in a beautiful restoration project of Pigna the former paper factory in Bergamo, a liberty-industrial complex of the early twentieth century in which there will be a large market hall, spaces for start-ups and for culture.
Event by Coffee n Television
A project by co.arch studio / Giulia Urciuoli e Andrea Pezzoli