Service station Highway Bellinzona

Bellinzona, TI
arch. Aurelio Galfetti
arch. Claudio Pellegrini

The buildings which provide restoration and services along the highway are always different from the built environment. Since they must stand out from the surrounding environment, this construction has been designed using metal instead of concrete.
The highway narrowness puts a formal requirement in regard to dimensions. In order to ensure the highest visibility, the structure must be as big and as basic as possible. 
The entire structure is on standard steel girders and panels of unpainted aluminium.