Newfloor changes its look – Codevigo+
BPW ITALIA – HQ in Oppeano, Italy+
The raised floor for significant elevation gap+
Citroen car dealer – Milan, Italy+
THE NEW OFFICES OF OMIS SPA – VICENZA+
The Rizzoli library in the Galleria in Milan+
The raised floor in the luxury world+
HERE EAST INNOVATION CENTER – LONDON+
Venus Fitness – the break room by Newfloor+
Amazon has arrived in Milan – Italy+
Restauration d’un ancien couvent de Saint Augustin de XV siècle – Lucca – Italie+
X-FLOOR for internal use: the case of Ferrinox+
Newfloor and the new offices of Plastic System+
A Company Reborn: the new headquarter Ofmecc – Mirandola+
SIT GROUP new HQ – Republic of San Marino+
Headquarters of Irinox – Treviso+
Angola Pavilion at Expo 2015 – Milan+
Birmingham Library – UK+
Headquarters of Pittini Group – Udine, Italy+
Newfloor changes its look – Codevigo
Newfloor headquarters to be renewed and renovated
Everything is ready in the new offices: the interior and exterior spaces begin to take shape, forniture and lighting are located and the workstations are ready.
We will leave the temporary offices that has hosted us in the last year to make reality this project, carried out with courage and determination.
Ph: AC – Alberto Chiggiato
Finally it’s time for us to install our raised floor! For our offices we choose the Radia Floor panel with a calcium sulphate core. For the covering we choose a ceramic tile by Casalgrande Padana, Stonewash collection size 60x60cm; in fact, the ceramic tile is the most appropriate material for high-traffic areas. On the bottom side there is the module for the radiant heating. Each module is joined to the other by a plug-in coupling and then the system is connected by the thermo-hydraulic professional to the heating pump, in order to guarantee the heating and cooling all the year. The panels are holed for use with S-lock substructure with the gasket with the 4 hooking points to create a monobloc flooring and the alignment of the joints over the years. The substructure is glued for use without stringers.
The same type of panel was used also for the toilets with the sealing of the joints for health requirements.
Ph: AC – Alberto Chiggiato
Step by step, with patience and passion, our construction site keeps going on. We’ve finished with the plasterboard walls and the plants; the space takes shape and soon we will install the fixtures and the raised floor Made in Newfloor.
Ph: AC – Alberto Chiggiato
The works for the restructuring and enlargement of our factory are going on. After the demolition, the construction company has built the supporting structure and the enlargement of the building. In fact, the creation of a wider workspace was a priority for us, given the growth of the company, also in terms of personnel.
Now that the masonry work are over, we’re going to install the hydraulic and electrical systems and then the windows and the raised floors, which will be obviously Made in Newfloor.
In the meantime the direction is keep searching for suppliers and materials that, piece by piece, will shape our project.
Certainly there are difficulties and hitches but we’re sure that the sacrifice will worth it.
Ph: AC – Alberto Chiggiato
We are very proud to show you a preview of some photos of our construction site. In fact we have decided to reinvest the profit of our job for the renovation of our main site, which will be expanded and renewed, both in the offices area and in the production unit.
Since months Newfloor management is involved in the choice of the materials for the restyling, giving priority to Made in Italy products and to local companies. This line of thinking has been applied also for the management of the construction site. The works management, the design studio and the construction company are in fact local companies.
We are very proud of our ambitious project because it represents the progress and the raise of our company.
Stay tuned for upcoming updates!
Ph: AC – Alberto Chiggiato
BPW ITALIA – HQ in Oppeano, Italy
The raised floor for the new offices
Today we want to talk about the building site of BPW ITALIA company, the Italian branch of the German group Bergische Achsen KG, which distributes products for the industry of towed vehicles, industrial vehicles and for the agricultural sector.
For the project of the new HQ we produced and supplied more than 800sqm of raised floor distributed on 2 floors.
The major part of the raised floor is a G30AAK panel, with a core of 30mm low density calcium sulphate (1.100 kg/mc), an aluminum foil on bottom and ceramic tile on top type Keope Unik Stone natural finish, dimension 60x60cm.
For the upper floor we produced the same panel but in high density (1.500 kg/mc) covered with natural wood supplied by the customer.
The steel substructure is the SNFL with a light stringer and different heights according to the different spaces.
The raised floor for significant elevation gap
The project for the 80cm finished floor level
In this project there were 2 different garret height and for this reason the customer decided to use the raised floor, in order to create an unique floor level and to avoid the overload of the building with concrete casting.
In this case we produced and supplied 500sqm of panel type G30AAK with a calcium sulphate core thk 30mm low density (1.100 kg/mc), an aluminum foil on bottom side and covered with ceramic tile type Imola Creative Concrete, with a final dimension of 594x594mm.
It was necessary to use 2 types of steel substructure with different height to solve the problem of different garret height: at the first floor it was used the steel substructure type SNFL with light stringer (h18mm – final dimension 594x594mm) and a pedestal with regulation 120/175mm to reach the finished floor level of 17/20 cm. At the ground floor the finished floor level was of 78/80cm; for this reason it was used the medium stringer and a pedestal adjustable from 700 to 790mm, with the base glued to the ground.
Citroen car dealer – Milan, Italy
The solution for significant loads
Our experience in facing new challenges allow us to take action even in extreme situations. The raised floor is suitable also for important loads: for this reason it can resist to the weight of a car, as in the Car Delear Citroën in Milan, in the city life area.
In this project of 600sqm we used the G34HTK panel, with a calcium sulphate of 34mm density 1.600kg/mc, reinforced with steel tray on bottom side and covered with ceramic tile chosen and supplied by the customer.
The steel substructure is composed by a pedestal of dimension 135mm adjustable from 110 to 160mm and a medium stringer of 30mm, with a final dimension of 596mm per side. For an even more sure ground anchor, the basis of the pedestals were glued to the ground with a polyurethane glue.
The panel combined with the substructure is 3.000 kg/sqm resistant.
Many panels were cut with rectangular holes in order to place the electric turrets for the electrical connection.
THE NEW OFFICES OF OMIS SPA – VICENZA
The new offices to celebrate the 50 years of activity
Omis is a company based in our territory which represents a positive story of Venetian enterprise. After 50 years of activity, Omis is one of the most important builders of lifting and transport systems in Europe and in the world; with more than 200 employees distributed over the 8 companies of the group, Omis designs and develops cranes, jib cranes and suspended systems.
It was a pleasure for us to contribute to the realization of the new offices of a company that grows and invest its gains in the renovation of the company itself.
For this project of 950 sqm on 3 floors we produced 60×120 sized panels with a calcium sulphate core of 34mm thk and covered with ceramic tiles chosen and supplied by the customer.
For a small portion we supplied a bare panel to be covered with a 2mm carpet, and for a different space a 60×120 x-floor panel, made of a ceramic support and a glass fiber layer between the two tiles. The large variety of panels supplied testify the flexibility of the raised floor, which adapt to different spaces and different coverings, maintaining the same size and the same joint, in order to keep the same texture all over the space.
To support the panels it was used a glued substructure, without stringers; without using the stringers it’s possible to gain more space under the panels and this is a very important factor when we don’t have much space under the floor.
The Rizzoli library in the Galleria in Milan
The raised floors in the renovation project of the bookstore
The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the most famous symbols of Milan – built in the second half of the 19th century, it’s considered one of the first shopping centers in the world for the presence of shops and restaurants. It’s a commercial street, a two-arm cross that connects Piazza Duomo with Piazza della Scala. In the years it has become a destination of tourists who love taking photos under the central dome.
In the Galleria there are many shops of the most famous fashion brands like Versace, Gucci and Louis Vuitton, but there’s also a cultural corner thanks to the Rizzoli bookstore, an Italian publishing house of the Mondadori group.
The Rizzoli bookstore represents a place to relax, thanks to the renovation of the last years, dedicated to improve the elegance and brightness of the bookstore, not forgetting the passion for books and tradition.
For Newfloor it was a pleasure to give its contribution to realize this project. For these 600sqm we have proposed a raised floor with a core of high density calcium sulphate and a thickness of 30mm; for the top covering we used a natural wood specially chosen by our customer for this project.
The raised floor in the luxury world
Newfloor for Bulgari in the largest jewellery manufacturing headquarter
There are companies that do not need presentation, and one of them is surely Bulgari, a company founded in 1884 that operates in the luxury field, from jewels to watches, from perfumery to leather goods and even the hotel industry with its brand of luxury hotels, Bulgari Hotels & Resorts.
The giant of luxury has founded its first home in Rome, the historic shop in Condotti Street 10, where Bulgari weaved its history with the world of cinema, with customers like Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Sofia Loren.
The company has opened various shops in many cities of the world, like New York, Paris and Tokyo. But it’s in Valenza in 2017 that Bulgari inaugurated the Europe’s largest jewellery manufacturing headquarter and for this seat Newfloor has provided the raised floor.
For this ambitious project we have produced more than 800sqm of panels of different types. The major part of the project was done with a 30mm thickness calcium sulphate panel and a top covering in natural wood walnut UV varnished with 9 stripes, for a final dimension of 600x600mm. For some spaces it was chosen a calcium sulphate panel with a vinyl top covering.
Finally, the steel substructure with pedestals in different heights; the pedestals were glued in order to install the substructure without the stringers and to gain more space under the panel.
HERE EAST INNOVATION CENTER – LONDON
THE QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK
Today we want to talk about an ambitious project, the Here East Innovation Center, where we provided 2,000 sqm of raised floor.
The building raises in the ‘Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’, an huge park realized for the Olympic games in 2012. It was created to be the Press and Broadcast Centre, where about 20,000 journalists reached an estimated audience of more than 4 billion people worldwide.
London is one of the cities that has been able to convert and enhance the facilities realized for the event. The Here East represents now a thriving commercial space, with the most advanced digital infrastructures in Europe. It offers commercial spaces of all sizes and it’s also a training ground for new talent.
For this project we have supplied 650sqm of 38mm thickness chipboard panels, with a top covering of reconstituted stone by Agglobaghin color EM 06-05 with a thickness of 20mm. Other 1,200sqm were realized in chipboard panel with the reconstituted stone Agglobaghin color EM 4607. For the steel substructure it was chosen the light stringer and the pedestals with different regulations depending on the height of the various spaces.
Venus Fitness – the break room by Newfloor
An example of synergy between customer and company
Newfloor – in collaboration with the architect and owner of the building – has designed, provided and produced the raised floor for the new break room of the spa.
We’re talking about the gym and spa Venus Fitness in Rho – Milan, a place where to combine the fitness area and the swimming pool with a place to rest in the basement.
It were chosen two different types of panels, to solve the problem of the difference in level of the area. For an area it was provided the x-floor, a ceramic tile glued with a ceramic support, water resistant so perfect to face the hygrometric conditions, supported by a pvc substructure. For another area the floor was installed directly on the screed at the same level of the x-floor. This time it was used the freefloor system, a ceramic tile with a special rubber on the bottom and a pvc edge trim.
For both panels it was used the ceramic tile wood effect Woodside Oak by Kronos, with a “chess board design”.
The risult was perfect thanks to the choice of the material and to the ability of Newfloor of working two different types of floor, guarantying the continuity of the floor, both aesthetically and in terms of dimension.
Amazon has arrived in Milan – Italy
Amazon – the giant of the e-commerce – has chosen Milan for its European headquarter, taking cue from other multinational corporations of the new economy like Google, Linkedin, Microsoft and Samsung and of the finance sector like Unicredit and BNP Paribas. The new Amazon occupy a strategic place, the core of Porta Nuova, that in the last years has attracted the most important energies of the city, contributing also to the architectural development.
The regeneration project was signed by the design studio GBPA Architects (Federica De Leva and Antonio Gioli). The complex is developed on two adjoining buildings and a covered central square with 4 major elevators. The glazing façade was changed to favor the interaction between internal and external environments.
The interior design was edited by the Spanish architect Barnabé Rodriguez of JLL, who designed the space in order to facilitate the integration between teams, with different conference rooms adaptable to many uses; there are some areas dedicated to the collaboration between working groups, business centers and rooms for the conference calls and video conferences. The offices are used by more than 400 employees on 15 floors (9 in a building and 6 in the other one) covering 17.500 sqm.
In some internal areas Newfloor has provided and installed about 500sqm of Freefloor, the loose-lay solution with ceramic tile Lea Ceramiche District Boulevard cement effect dim. 90x90cm. Freefloor is the innovative loose-lay system that allows a quick and easy installation without glue or other adhesives, using tiles of different materials (ceramic, marble, granite) and completely independent one to each other. The tiles are rectified and beveled, the pvc edge is added on every side and finally a special rubber is glued on the bottom side.
The Freefloor system can be used on every type of floor, from traditional to raised ones, in a simple and quick way; the only necessary thing is a pre-treatment with a self-leveling concrete in case of non-planar surfaces. This product is ideal for the renovation of already existent floors or to realize shops, showrooms, fairs, museums and many others projects.
Restauration d’un ancien couvent de Saint Augustin de XV siècle – Lucca – Italie
Un exemple positif de bâtiments scolaires
Là où il y a un peu plus d’un an il avait une couvent abandonné, aujourd’hui il y a l’école musicale ‘Passaglia’, dans le centre historique de Lucca. Les nouvelles classes sont à la pointe en matière de technologies: le projet veut améliorer la sécurité statique de l’édifice pour résister aux effets des phénomènes sismiques et veut répondre aux critères les plus avancés de efficacité énergétique et l’utilisation de matériaux écologiques. Pour réaliser cette intervention nous avons choisi les systèmes innovants de Newfloor : Calidus AD pour le chauffage et la structure Four X Four AD pour les prestations antisismiques.
La surface réalisé est de 700 mètres carrés de plancher surélevé composé de panneaux G30HAK de dimension 60x60cm, avec cœur en sulfate de calcium épaisseur 30mm et densité 1500kg/m², le système Calidus AD en parte inferieure et un revêtement supérieur de grès porcelainé. Pour la structure nous avons utilisé la structure innovatrice Four X Four AD que favorise l’effet antisismique et d’auto centrage du plancher.
X-FLOOR for internal use: the case of Ferrinox
Last year Ferrinox celebrated 30 years of activity and for this occasion it were inaugurated the new offices. Newfloor has been in charge of providing the raised floor.
Ferrinox is a company leader in the field of the steel manufacturing, heading to quality and productive flexibility, with a wide range of sectors for the use of their products – food, domestic appliances, street furniture etc.
For the new offices, Newfloor proposed the X-floor, a raised floor with no glue or adhesive needed for the installation. Thanks to these characteristics it was possible to guarantee urgent delivery time as requested.
X-floor panel was also chosen because of the thickness of the panel – just 26mm; this type of panel is suitable for internal use when there is little space under the walking surface. In this case the substructure was adjustable from 4.5 to 7 cm, and the combination with a slim panel has made it possible to install a raised floor anyway.
X-floor is a porcelain tile glued with a ceramic support; between these two layers there’s a glass-fibre net, that makes the panel not only stronger but also resistant to fire and water. Thant’s why it’s perfect also for external use, for roof terraces or along swimming pools.
Newfloor and the new offices of Plastic System
It’s a pleasure for us to contribute to the renovation of a company, above all when it represents the growing of a company of our territory. It’s the case of Plastic System, a leader in the field of the machinery for the sector of plastics processing. It’s a positive example of a company that has been able to endure the economical crisis and to continue increasing.
For this project Newfloor has chosen different floors for different needs. For the major part of the internal area it has been used a calcium sulphate panel 30mm thk 1.100 kg/mc density, with a top covering in ceramic tile Italgraniti Materia D.
For what concerns the exhibition room it has been chosen a calcium sulphate panel 30mm thk 1.500 kg/mc density, with a steel substructure SNFM, with a medium stringer in order to increase the mechanical capacity of the panel. For the offices it has been installed a steel substructure SNFS without stringers.
Finally, the terrace. For the external terrace we’ve used a x-floor panel, a ceramic support combined with a top covering in ceramic tile Imola Creative concrete grey and a glass fiber in the middle. For the support we’ve used pvc pedestals.
A Company Reborn: the new headquarter Ofmecc – Mirandola
Like a Phoenix Rising from the Ashes
In May 2012, some eartquakes destroyed all the churches and many of the factories in the area of Emilia Romagna. Many of productive activities suffered extensive damage.
One of these Companies was OFMECC, that was founded in Mirandola (Mo) in 1974 and serves the metalworking and mechanical industries with research, projects, and drawings. They’re supplyier of components, units, and machines for the household appliance, industrial, and agricultural sectors.
For this project we provided over 750 sqm of raised access flooring in calcium sulphate with 1.500 kg/m3 of density, thk 30 mm, with aluminium foil on bottom and covered by ceramic grés Cotto d’Este, dimension 60×90 cm composed by two ceramic 30×90 cm bonded together.
In the hall, just to balance the cold air retorn from the sliding doors, we applied Calidus AD, raised flooring with integral heating.
The whole substructure adopted is Four x Four AD, our patented system that guarantees the integrity of raised access flooring during a seismic event, therefore allowing people to reach the emergency exit and to leave the premises quickly.
SIT GROUP new HQ – Republic of San Marino
Today SIT GROUP has three production establishments
The project built by Antao Progetti and Studio Archimedia, involves the construction of a new industrial building conveniently connected through an underpass the current headquarters of the company SIT, this is the only possibility to expand to meet new production requirements and organizational. The complex is organized on different levels: – BELOW SECOND where is the stock cylinder and the technical rooms; – IN THE UNDERLYING mezzanine floor you can find a 71 parking spaces; – BELOW FIRSTwhere you can find the production; – From GROUND to THIRD FLOOR we developed offices , laboratories, and services by creating a new direction headquarters for the S.I.T. GROUP. On the same level you can find 31 parking spaces , connected to the access road through adequate ramp.
The SIT GROUP has been operating for many years on the Flexible Packaging market, supplying Clients in the sector of Food Stuffs and Non Food Stuffs, with the most appropriate packaging solutions, technologically advanced, secure and respectful of the Environment and capable of guaranteeing the success of their products.
The activity of the Group and the printing is of the highest quality, in the technology of rotogravure and Flexography on transparent, paper based laminated or metalized films, with or without solvents – and with specific treatments in regards with the graphical needs and product protection.
For this project we supplied over 3.400 smq of raised access floor composed by core in calcium sulphate thk. 30 mm with 1.500 kg/m3 of density, sixe 60×120 cm covering with ceramic tiles Ceramica del Conca from San Marino with wood effect, cut and reassembled into 20×120 cm slabs.
Headquarters of Irinox – Treviso
Irinox: over 20 years of success
Over the years Irinox has specialized in the production of electrical enclosures and blast chillers, becoming market leader in both fields and a benchmark for quality in all its products.
The project was carried out by Studio De Luca Associati of san Giacomo di Veglia, with Arch. alessandro De Luca, while the interior design was created by Mzc+ of Treviso with. Arch. Giuseppe Cangialosi.
In this project we supplied raised access floor composed by core in calcium sulphate thk. 30 mm with 1.500 kg/m3 of density, covering with ceramic tiles Cotto D’Este, Buxy Perle collection, size 60×60 cm.
Angola Pavilion at Expo 2015 – Milan
Angolan project architect Paula Nascimiento, where the figure and the role of women is put at the center of everything
In view of the Universal Expo 2015 in Milan, we were interviewed in more than a few occasions to help achieve a proud Italian : Milano 2015 Feeding the Planet , Energy for Life .We manufactured and supplied for this great event pavilions and service facilities .On this occasion, we’ll tell you about the biggest African pavilion at Expo 2015: the Angola Pavilion.
At its exhibition space, Angola seeks to showcase Angolan food and fare that can be used to create better and healthier lifestyles for future generations. Angola has chosen to elaborate the theme of Expo Milano 2015, Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life: focusing on the culture and soul of the African nation through its varied and traditional cuisine, with its theme of: Educate to Innovate.
The concept of education is interpreted here as awareness of nutrition in Angolan society from schools to universities, the re-definition of norms and regulations of local production and imports, and the introduction of quality checks in local markets. The concept of innovation has two aspects: one, based on the constant encouragement of traditional local practices that are both healthy and sustainable. The other, to integrate the best technologies that science can offer for a robust sustainable development. The role of women is central to Angolan society – from food preparation to domestic economy, from family hygiene to education; they are at the heart of its traditions.
The Pavilion of Angola is characterized by the shape of a stylized African baobab at the center of the structure.In this architecture we provided 500 sqm of raised access flooring in calcium sulphate with 1.500 kg/m3 of density, thk 34 mm, with steel tray on bottom and vynil on top.
Birmingham Library – UK
The Library of Birmingham is a transparent glass building. Its delicate filigree skin is inspired by the artisan tradition
The Library of Birmingham, built by Dutch architects Mecanoo, is the largest library in Europe, with a total area of 31.000 square meters
and nine floors housing millions of books, but also a 300 seats auditorium, multifunctional facilities, gardens and cafes.
Officially opened in 2013, the library has been designed as a public space that may reconnect the city’s urban fabric giving a new identity to
Centenary Square, the largest square in Birmingham. Newfloor, in collaboration with its national supplier of porcelain stoneware – the
Company Mirage Spa – has been awarded this important project providing over 7.000 square meters of raised floor.
The large degree of customisation and attention to detail in every single piece required considerable effort on the part of Newfloor’s staff, which was engaged
in a comprehensive and prolonged study with designers and commissioners, to define a solution that would ensure both high aesthetic impact and superior performance in terms of resistance and safety.
In fact, one of the key requirements for the award of the project was to supply a raised floor that would ensure the highest load capacity, that is load ‘Class 6’. This class corresponds to a permissible breaking load ≥ 1.200kg in the middle of the side of the panel. To obtain this feature, Newfloor adopted appropriate measures, such as using a thick steel reinforcement and a particularly resistant raised metal structure.
The raised floor consists of 34 mm thick calcium sulphate panels measuring 60×120 cm, covered with Made in Italy stoneware – supplied by the Mirage Company – from the marble range, statuary white, pre-polished, cut and reassembled into 20×120 cm slabs. The typical grain pattern of this stoneware was customised during the baking process according to the taste of the designers who attended these operations at the Mirage site in Modena – Italy.
Headquarters of Pittini Group – Udine, Italy
A project carried out through a partnership between companies from Friuli Venezia Giulia
The construction of the new headquarters of Pittini Group, designed by Progetto CMR, involved our participation thanks to the sinergy created between Newfloor and Companies leader in Friuli Venezia Giulia.
In this project we supplied over 3.700 smq of raised access floor composed by core in calcium sulphate thk. 30 mm with 1.100 kg/m3 of density, covering with ceramic tiles Casalgrande Padana, Meteor collection, colour grey, size 600×600 mm.