30 May '12, 2pm

Ferraris May Be Red, But Their Factory Is Green and Gorgeous

Ferraris May Be Red, But Their Factory Is Green and Gorgeous

But the architecture is not just about style and aesthetics. In the machining center, where engine blocks fresh from the foundry are finished before assembly, Mr. Visconti, the architect, “sought to fit the demands of modern architecture with our needs,” said Luigi Bonezzi, who is responsible for running the building. The new buildings, he said, conserve energy by using solar cells and trigeneration systems, which produce electricity, heat and cooling simultaneously from a single energy source, like a gas burner. They also feature the widespread use of indoor gardens to increase productivity, where workers can meet for conferences or simply to rest between shifts.

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