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Lavazza opens new headquarters in Turin

On 12 April, Lavazza launched a new 30,000-square-metre headquarters in Turin, Italy.

The new venue, titled Nuvola Lavazza, is designed for the wellbeing of employees and with respect for the environment.

Nuvola is not just an office building. It hosts gourmet restaurant Condividere, curated by chef and food philosopher Ferran Adria; a coffee museum showcasing Lavazza's 123-year history; a piazza open to the public; an archaeological site with the visible remains of an early Christian basilica; a large events space for debates, congresses and cultural events; and the Institute of Applied Arts and Design and its 700 students.

"We wanted the Nuvola Lavazza to be much more than the efficient and innovative headquarters of a modern company," says Group Vice Chairman Giuseppe Lavazza. "Nuvola gives a renewed and energetic continuity to the Lavazza business: a symbol of openness and sharing where people mix, working together, producing, exchanging ideas, discussing and communicating with the world."

With an investment of over 120 million euros (about US$145 million) Nuvola Lavazza embodies Lavazza's company's values and more than 120 years of history.

Architect Cino Zucchi designed the new space, which gives a new look to the Aurora district of Turin. Its design is intended to inspire people, foster dialogue, and offer cultural, social, business and food experiences.

The new offices feature Platinum LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the highest level in this energy-environmental performance assessment system. More than 90 per cent of the offices are open space, with high-tech meeting facilities offering various capacities. The functional areas were co-designed with their own work teams. The innovative furnishings facilitate sharing and efficiency while ensuring comfort and wellbeing.

The building is designed to reuse and recycle resources. Everything is designed to maximise people's comfort, save energy and limit the use of water thanks to the use of avant-garde technology.

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