06 December 2017
CERAMICHE PIEMME FLIES...EVEN HIGHER! (VERTICAL WIND TUNNEL - ADI)
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At the Compasso d'Oro 2017 event, Luca Apostoli and Alessio Rigamonti - founders of the firm of architects Apostoli&Rigamonti of Lurate Caccivio (CO) – received a mention of merit for the VWT-Vertical Wind Tunnel project. Dedicated to design excellences in the field of sport, the 2017 edition of the international award rewarded the project with an accolade as a combination of research, innovation, technology and responsibility.
The fire-red Aero Gravity stands 31 metres high on the skyline of the Milan Expo area. The design of the interior hinges on the large transparent cylinder of the simulator (diameter 5.20 metres; total height 21 metres, of which 8 in crystal glass; volume 455 cubic metres). The Vertical Wind Tunnel simulates the 'flotation' in the air produced by a free fall at 200 km/h after jumping from an aircraft at an altitude of 4,000 m. The air fired into the flight chamber by powerful turbines supports the body, providing sports-minded and interested people with a unique experience. The simulator also acts as a stage set for the show "Giù in 60 seconds – Adrenalina ad alta quota" televised on Mediaset.
For the flooring, Apostoli&Rigamonti chose the Olmo effect of Ceramiche Piemme’s Cottage tiles. A solution ideal for the heavily-trafficked environment and for the warm and natural tones of the slatted version.