R.E.S.E.T. 1

Residential Workshop, Urbino, September 9 to 14, 2013

RESET 1_Science Campus “E. Mattei”, Former SOGESTA


The workshop, organized by the Pesaro and Urbino section of the INBAR (the Italian BioArchitecture National Institute) with the research collaboration of the Università di Urbino and the Università Politecnica delle Marche, aims to contribute to the economic and social development of Le Marche, an area characterized by small towns that are rich in environmental attractions, landscapes, and architecture.

Technical committee:
Laura Baratin (presidente), Fausto Pugnaloni, Paolo Bonvini, Costanzo Di Perna, Davide Di Fabio, Michele Pietropaolo,

Paolo Bonvini, Alessandra Cattaneo, Emanuela Conti, Davide Di Fabio, Costanzo Di Perna, Elvio Moretti, Michele Pietropaolo, Riccardo Santolini, Giovanni Sasso


Case Study: Science and Technology Campus “E. Mattei”

The Science and Technology Campus “Enrico Mattei,” a branch of the Università di Urbino and the former SOGESTA [1], was chosen for the first edition of R.E.S.E.T. in 2013. This building complex, which is located among the hills near the historical center of Urbino, was designed in the seventies by Foscari to serve as a training center for ENI’s executives. It soon served its purpose and was converted into a research center for alternative energy sources during the oil crisis. In 1994, it was purchased by the Università di Urbino and then converted into a science and technology university center. This nearly 130,000 sq. feet complex provides all the required facilities for its management and for its guests (group study rooms, offices, laboratories, cafeteria, residence halls for accommodation, sports facilities, and a heliport)[2].


[1] The SOGESTA acronym stands for “SOcietà di GEstione di Sistemi Tecnologici Avanzati” (an ENI management center for advanced technological systems).
[2] There are some similarities between the Campus “E. Mattei” and other twentieth-century cases of big companies that decided to design and build production centers with supplementary facilities or holiday settlements for their employees (see the Olivetti building complex in Ivrea, designed by Gabetti and Isola, or the ENI sea holiday settlement in Cesenatico by Giuseppe Vaccaro).



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