Lunch room EURAC

Place

Bolzano

Client

EURAC Research

Architectural design

Roland Baldi Architects
Elena Casati

Competition

2014

End of construction

2017

Photo

Oskar Da Riz

Prize

2018
Iconic award selection 

The Plan Award shortlist

The Pompeiian red Auditorium, part of the original building complex, has the shape of an oval cylinder and is topped with a dome which rests on the pillars of the exterior wall. The aim of the project was to create a new space within the narrow pillars, while preserving and respecting the building’s existing architecture. To this end, it was decided to build a glazed façade in the interior of the room, parallel to the row of pillars. The floor has been made from polished screed and the sloping ceiling from acoustic plaster in Pompeian red matching the original color.