The Student Hotel Bologna
EXTERNAL WALL, FACADES
The Italian expansion after the Student Hotel in Florence continues with the second structure in the Navile district of Bologna. The Navile District has experienced a constant transformation since its appearance in the 60s. In the last ten years, the streets are animated with new bars, events and cultural initiatives, creating a multicultural and sustainable neighborhood populated by students, young professionals, artists and creative people. The Hotel degli Studenti bought the ex-Telecom building, with a total area of 11,200 square meters and a 2-level underground car park, with the aim of creating new meeting places, students, students and visitors, to stay, study , work and relax. The courtyard will become a public space from a cafe, a restaurant, co-working spaces and other facilities. “The former Telecom building,” has great potential to act as a stimulus to improve the Navile neighborhood. The Student Hotel also proposes a new and lively identity to the building: a young, dynamic and creative design that will become a public square, a social gathering of the city governed by innovation, exchange and recreation. The Student Hotel Bologna follows the concept of success established in the Netherlands, with a contemporary architecture in which to identify the hotel, the rooms and the students’ studios, with a library, study areas, sales meetings and conferences, an incubator for start-ups, a games room, a gym and a fleet of bicycles. Bologna has a population of about 380,000, of which 77,000 are university students. University origins are far in history: Bologna is considered the first university in the Western world. With the arrival of The Student Hotel, the city of Bologna inaugurates a new modern era of Italian student life. In this context Jendy Joss has realized all the external cladding for about 12,000 square meters, with shaved facades and painted facades, with excellent thermal performance, acoustic and extreme construction that allow the termination in just 6 months with products “in opera” being a complex restructuring that required a lot of flexibility. The works are still underway.