Zona ristoro, vetrate soffitto - Nave De Vero, Mestre, Venezia, Italia - Moretti Modular Contractor

Nave De Vero,
Mestre, Venice, Italy

The first building in Italy to be certified Breeam “Very Good”, the most demanding international environmental assessment protocol, the Nave de Vero shopping centre is an excellent synthesis of avant-garde design, advanced integration of different materials (cement, wood, stone, glass and steel) and efficient turnkey management by Moretti Modular Contractor of a complex project, which also required earthworks and piling for the foundations.

Constructed in precast reinforced concrete, over an area of approximately 100 thousand m2 of floors, with a structural mesh of 16X16 m and 1.10×1.10 m pillars, the centre is divided into four levels of 33 thousand m2 each, two of which are dedicated to sales, a basement used for parking (1,200 parking spaces) and a top floor housing the technological systems. Its punctiform structure and the subdivision of the plan into three sections, connected by shock transmitters, guarantee anti-seismic behaviour.

The highly scenic design is reminiscent of a large ‘glass ship’, from the side of which emerges a glass and steel vessel. Four imposing architectural bodies mark its profile: in addition to the ‘Vascello’, the ‘Mall’, the promenade with direct access to the shops, illuminated by large skylights made of glass and glulam; the ‘Piazza del faro’, made of wood, steel and glulam; the ‘Grande Cupola Geodetica’ above the food area, which houses a theatre for events. Great heights and large volumes, according to international standards. On the roof stand four solar panels, in the shape of large sails hoisted on majestic trees. Particular attention was paid to the lighting design, with large projectors reproducing marine images and LED sources in the prefabricated wooden ceilings creating colourful surreal settings. The main facade is covered with a ventilated wood-effect ceramic facade, shaped to recall the side of sailing ships, which integrates a LED lighting system.

Project: Milanese e Modena – Tecnostudio arch. Danilo Turato – Design International

"Personally, I insisted that we work with Moretti because of its technical ability, its financial solidity, its seriousness and its organisation. It was a successful choice."

Danilo Turato, Architect


Danilo Turato


Founder in 1988 of Tecnostudio, an architectural firm that is recognised for its professionalism and competence. Turato’s is a well-known name in the field of design and construction of major structures, both large-scale works and public buildings.

General Contractor: from the design to the development of the entire project, starting with the excavation and piling work for the foundations. Construction and executive study of every single aspect of the building.

Development of collaborative partnership between owners and multiple project actors involved, in an international team.

shopping centre in Italy certified Breeam ‘Very Good’, which assesses the environmental performance of buildings during construction and operation

100.000 m2

the area on which the centre is developed

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