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A Corian® Shell: Trampolines Suite Hotel, Riccione, Italy.

Passing by Rimini and its riviera, 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 important iconography in Italian architecture. The Malatesta Temple in Rimini is characterized, for example, by an Istrian stone “dress” on a medieval building, designed by Leon Battista Alberti. 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 with this spirit.

The Trampolines Suite Hotel is characterized by an architectural shell of over a thousand square meters entirely made of DuPont™ Corian®. 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 with this recipe: Fellinian spirit, minimalist culture, Romagna heart.
The Trampolines is a perfect example of successful Italian entrepreneurship. Born in the early 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 Riviera Romagnola.

Architectural Design: A. Scarponi, A. Zausa – Conceptual Devices

Executive Design: A. Scarponi, S. Massa – Conceptual Devices
Construction Manager: Christian Mazzotti – Studio Mazzotti
Project Manager: Giuseppe Emiliani – Emmegì
General Contractor: Carpentedil
Interior Design Contractor: Gianluca Sanchi / Sinventa

Structures: Roberto Tonini – Studio AMS
MEP: Gianmarco Amati – IRCI S.p.A.
Electrical engineering: Renzo Tentoni – Studio Tecnoprogetti
Site Office Coordination: Francesco Calzolari
Collaborators: Arch. F. Pacher, Arch. N. Manenti

Interiors Photo Courtesy of Alessandro Omiccioli

Area: 1343 mq / 6690 mc
Construction Time: 18 months
Construction Periods: September 2009 – May 2010 / October 2010 – July 2011


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