Ferrari Factory - Maranello, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 44° 31.953 E 010° 51.845
32T E 648108 N 4932714
Quick Description: It's in this factory that all the Ferrari cars are made.
Location: Emilia–Romagna , Italy
Date Posted: 1/21/2014 10:52:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMJZB8
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
Views: 3

Long Description:
About the factory the wikipedia says: (visit link)
"Designed in 2006 and constructed in 2009, the addition to the Ferrari compound at Maranello was designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, the Paris-based architecture firm. New programs include a new assembly facility, showrooms, offices and retail space, which are unified under a large, louvered roof.
The additions project is located in the historical part of the compound. While the existing buildings remain for the most part untouched, their facades are clad in reflective red panels wherever the new building borders onto them. Additionally, the existing facade of the Ferrari historical factory is clad in reflective red steel sheets. The principal materials that are used for the exterior of the new buildings are stainless steel with a mirror finish, glass, and painted red steel panels. The glass modules are composed of a reflective glass to approximate the mirrored steel, as well as to control solar penetration.
The large, louvered roof is made of mirrored stainless steel sheets that are positioned at an angle relative to the roof plane reflect light and images of the sky to the spaces beneath. Some of the louvers also have images and logos printed on their upper face, which are reflected into the interiors of the buildings.
A series of gardens are located within and around the buildings of the compound. These are intended as spaces for circulation and recreation.
A number of other new buildings by notable architects have been added to the compound in recent years, such as the Ferrari wind tunnel, designed by Renzo Piano and an office building designed by Massimiliano Fuksas."

About Ferrari the wikipedia says: (visit link)
"Ferrari S.p.A. is an Italian sports car manufacturer based in Maranello, Italy. Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929, as Scuderia Ferrari, the company sponsored drivers and manufactured race cars before moving into production of street-legal vehicles as Ferrari S.p.A. in 1947. Fiat S.p.A. acquired 50% of Ferrari in 1969 and expanded its stake to 85% in 2008, which it still holds today. Throughout its history, the company has been noted for its continued participation in racing, especially in Formula One, where it has had great success. Ferrari road cars are generally seen as a symbol of speed, luxury and wealth."
Product manufactured here: Ferrari cars

Address:
Maranelo, Italy


Web Page: [Web Link]

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