Corian High-Tech Surface Design, Riccione Building, Romagnola Riviera Hotel
Trampolines Hotel, Riccione
Trampolines Suite Hotel Italy – design by Conceptual Devices
22 Aug 2012
Trampolines Hotel Riccione – Corian® High-Tech Surface
A new life for the Trampolines Hotel on the Italian Riviera thanks to the technical beauty of DuPont™ Corian®
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Trampolines Suite Hotel has an architectural shell made of DuPont™ Corian® that evokes the great tradition of naval architecture; project by architect Antonio Scarponi, Conceptual Devices:
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August 2012 – In Riccione, Italy, a historic symbol of the social life of the Romagnola Riviera has been completely transformed by architect Antonio Scarponi from the Zurich-based studio Conceptual Devices. This is both a functional revolution, with the conversion of the original ‘Trampolines’ landmark into a hotel restaurant, and a technical-aesthetic revolution, with an architectural construction inspired by cruise ships and featuring an articulated facade made with DuPont™ Corian® high-tech surface. It is the largest facade created in Italy using this globally renowned, cutting-edge material for architecture and design, and has been fabricated by the Udine based company, Altha®.
Rear view of Trampolines Suite Hotel in Riccione, balconies entirely clad with DuPont™ Corian® high-tech surface, project by architect Antonio Scarponi, Conceptual Devices:
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The Romagna region and its architecture have a long tradition of renewing themselves in seasonal cycles, with annual renovations and face lifts, so as to be in perfect shape for the coming summer.
“Who passes through Romagna, observing the city and walking the beaches, can’t help but think of a grand costume ball. Each building is a protagonist, a fragment of a city where anything goes. The architecture is masked and ready for that never-ending Saturday night, typical of Romagna summers. The architectural disguise has an ancient iconography. Just think about the Malatesta time in Rimini, characterized by a “dress” of fifteenth century Istrian stone on a medieval building, designed by Leon Battista Alberti. Or think about the urban architecture of Andrea Palladio and the several building facades he created: architectural masks on pre-existing medieval buildings. The Trampolines Suite Hotel project was designed within this spirit,” says architect Antonio Scarponi.
The architect Antonio Scarponi, founder of the studio Conceptual Devices (with the collaboration of architect Andrea Zausa for the preliminary stage, and of architect Stefano Massa for the executive stage), decided to “redo the make-up” of Trampolines with the use of DuPont™ Corian®, an advanced and highly popular material for interior design that is now emerging as an important contender in the exterior cladding field.
Trampolines Suite Hotel entrance hall, Riccione. The dominant white, a combination of lacquered surfaces and of DuPont™ Corian® counter tops, gives a pure and elegant atmosphere. Project by architect Antonio Scarponi, Conceptual Devices in collaboration with Luca Sanchi, Sinventa:
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“The Trampolines Suite Hotel is characterized by an architectural shell of over a thousand square meters entirely made of DuPont™ Corian®, a material that has caught my attention for its unique combination of aesthetics, design flexibility and functionality. Forty years of Trampolines history have been redesigned, renovated and interpreted in only two winters to create an architectural structure masked by a ship’s appearance: Fellinian spirit, minimalist culture, Romagna heart,” continues architect Antonio Scarponi.
“The eighteen suites of Trampolines Suite hotel, overlooking the sea and a beautiful solarium with hot tubs, are architecturally enclosed within a classic naval design. Large terraces and balconies reminiscent of huge cruise ship decks are completely clad with DuPont™ Corian® high-tech surface. The homogeneity and full color throughout the entire thickness of DuPont™ Corian® gives the building the elegance and rigor of a totally white dress, in cruise style,” added architect Scarponi.
The Trampolines is a perfect example of successful Italian entrepreneurship. Born in the Sixties, it is a place that, thanks to the passion and vision of several generations of family ownership, has been transformed from the original playground inclusive of trampolines (hence the name Trampolines), into a restaurant, and finally into a hotel. In 2012, it becomes the Trampolines Suite hotel, wearing a luxury resort “dressing” and dives, completely rebuilt and in perfect shape, into another explosive season of the Romagnola Riviera.
The architect Antonio Scarponi of Conceptual Devices, with the cooperation of Sinventa studio, has used DuPont™ Corian® – often in combination with natural wood – also for interior applications, such as minimalistic design furniture for the reception, suites and tables of the restaurant area, in a cool white colour, in an elegant aesthetic continuity with the outer shell of the building.
The fabrication and installation of DuPont™ Corian® were undertaken by Altha® (Udine, Italy), a “Corian® Quality Network” company. Equipped with excellent technological know-how and significant manufacturing and application experience, Altha® has collaborated on major interior design and architecture projects in Italy and in many other countries.
“The demand for high quality, versatile materials for exterior building cladding has become significant. DuPont™ Corian® offers superior performance compared to many conventional exterior cladding solutions, thanks to its excellent combination of durability, design flexibility and renewability. People are often surprised by the versatility and effectiveness in architectural applications of a material that was originally created by DuPont to build kitchen tops and bathrooms with superior performance and high aesthetic quality. But what you see in Trampolines Suite Hotel is DuPont™ Corian® in one of its many transformations. DuPont™ Corian® is a chameleon, a material that is still in its infancy in terms of possible developments, and that we believe is ideal for adapting to the evolving needs of architecture and design,” explains Maurizio Solaro, DuPont™ Corian®, marketing manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Antonio Scarponi is the founder of Conceptual Devices. He studied architecture at Cooper Union School, New York and attended the IUAV of Venice, where he also earned a Ph.D. in urban planning. From 2006 to 2009 he taught at KTH Royal Institute of technology, Stockholm. In 2009 he was nominated for the CurryStone Design Prize and in 2012 for Katerva Sustainability Design Award. Conceptual Devices is an architecture and experimental design studio focused on sustainability and innovation. Conceptual Devices: Hermetschloostrasse 70, 8048 Zurich, Switzerland, Ph. +41 (0)43 3430689, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.conceptualdevices.com.
Trampolines Suite Hotel (www.trampolines.it) – Trampolines is a privileged vantage point on the Perla Verde. A restaurant, bar and Suite Hotel overlook the sea, a few steps from viale Ceccarini and the Terme di Riccione, with direct access to the beautiful pedestrian promenade, to enjoy your holiday in complete safety. Who loves Riccione cannot help but love the hospitality of Trampolines, the flavours of local cuisine and the comfort offered by impeccable service, in addition to the pleasure of a completely renovated structure. The year 2011 opened with the inauguration of the new Trampolines Suite Hotel, a new concept of design hotel that will transport you into the heart of Riccione summers, in direct contact with events, relaxation, shopping and entertainment.Trampolines Suite Hotel and restaurant: Lungomare Repubblica 18, 47838 Riccione (RN), tel. +39 0541 600702, email: email@example.com
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