UNAHOTELS Bologna Fiera
The UNAHOTELS project, located in an area with high infrastructure accessibility, was carried out with two strategic-operational approaches: on the one hand, a volumetric expansion; on the other hand, the reuse of an existing building through energy performance refurbishment, seismic improvements, and a stylistic redefinition.
The hotel, located on the outskirts of the city close to the Bologna trade fair area, is composed of a parallelepiped-shaped main building where all the hotel rooms are located and a lower volume that accommodates the reception and other functional facilities (restaurants, conference rooms, etc.).
The renovation project consisted in rebuilding the roof, the replacement of windows and doors and the reconstruction of the façade, in addition to structural improvements, which involved both seismic-resistant structures and supporting structures for static vertical loads.
The integrated design sheds a new light on the building, of technological performance due to the thermal and acoustic enhancements, and of contemporary design with its refreshed facade and new aesthetic appeal.