The author of the project is Tom Main, who already built the head office building in Klagenfurt for this Austrian bank in 2002. The complex called "Alpe-Adria-Area" is located near the town of Tavanaccio in northern Italy. The eight-storey building houses, along with office premises, a conference center, a hotel, a swimming pool and a kindergarten. With a narrow elongated plan, the building is tilted at an angle of 14 degrees relative to the ground - this is a very bold move, especially for an area with high seismic activity. But the steel supporting structure has to withstand even extreme stress, given that Maine used glass as the second predominant building material. The bank's management is pleased with its new € 36 million headquarters, especially as a building with such a risky “tilt” is the first of its kind in Europe.
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