A New Identity and Face for a Seaside Hotel with DuPont™ Corian®
In Riccione, Italy, a historic symbol of the social life of the Romagnola Riviera has been completely transformed by architect Antonio Scarponi from the Zurich-based studio Conceptual Devices. This is both a functional revolution, with the conversion of the original ‘Trampolines’ landmark into a hotel restaurant, and a technical-aesthetic revolution, with an architectural construction inspired by cruise ships and featuring an articulated facade made with DuPont™ Corian® high-tech surface. It is the largest facade created in Italy using this globally renowned, cutting-edge material for architecture and design, and has been fabricated by the Udine based company, Altha®.
The architect Antonio Scarponi, founder of the studio Conceptual Devices (with the collaboration of architect Andrea Zausa for the preliminary stage, and of architect Stefano Massa for the executive stage), decided to "redo the make-up" of Trampolines with the use of DuPont™ Corian®.
The architect Antonio Scarponi of Conceptual Devices, with the cooperation of Sinventa studio, has used DuPont™ Corian® - often in combination with natural wood – also for interior applications, such as minimalistic design furniture for the reception, suites and tables of the restaurant area, in a cool white colour, in an elegant aesthetic continuity with the outer shell of the building.
The fabrication and installation of DuPont™ Corian® were undertaken by Altha® (Udine, Italy), a company belonging to the "Corian® Quality Network" specialised in the fabrication of the high-tech surface.
The Trampolines is a perfect example of successful Italian entrepreneurship. Born in the Sixties, it is a place that, thanks to the passion and vision of several generations of family ownership, has been transformed from the original playground inclusive of trampolines (hence the name Trampolines), into a restaurant, and finally into a hotel. In 2012, it becomes the Trampolines Suite hotel, wearing a luxury resort “dressing” and dives, completely rebuilt and in perfect shape, into another explosive season of the Romagnola Riviera.