New University Campus in Matera: LAMM among the protagonists

Inaugurated the last 19th October at the presence of the Minister of the University, Lorenzo Fioramonti, the new campus in via Lanera has been completed with the meaningful participation of LAMM, which has provided a significant contribution on different levels from the lecture hall and classrooms to the supply of multimedia systems and many furniture accessories.


The new campus in Matera, which houses the Department of European and Mediterranean Cultures (architecture, environment and cultural heritage), is a key element for the development of the University of Basilicate. Not surprisingly, the Dean of the university, Aurelia Sole, has pointed out that, although the campus is operational since one year, the official inauguration of the complex has been organised simultaneously with the celebrations for Matera 2019 European Capital of Culture, at the presence of the Minister of Education, University and Research, Lorenzo Fioramonti and of the most important local institutional personalities.

The campus is situated near Castello Tramontano in a composite covered structure of 14 thousand square metres with multimedia and traditional educational spaces, laboratories and research structures, the lecture hall, the library and their related services. Drawing on the 60 years of experience at an international level in the production of study benches, seating systems and turnkey installations in educational and training environments, LAMM has provided an important contribution to the project’s execution. The rather complex intervention has concerned the lecture hall, the classrooms, the supply of multimedia systems, blackboards and many furniture accessories.

More specifically, in the lecture hall, characterised by the widespread use of natural wood, many Unica armchairs (design by R&D LAMM) have been installed in the low backrest version equipped with tip-up writing tablets folding away into the arms and floor-fixing feet with semi-matt silver finish. The blue eco-leather covering and essentiality of the lines define significantly the interior design of a particularly representative space of the university.

With regard to the classrooms, two different solutions have been adopted.

The first one focuses on Q3000 study benches (design by Lucci & Orlandini) in the custom version. FSC beech plywood seats and backrests and tip-up writing tablets in beech bi-laminate complete the silver-painted metal structures. The first row benches are equipped with frontal panel in micro-perforated sheet metal. Each workstation has an object-holder rack and an electrification system. The customisation has concerned the backrests, which for the occasion have been produced in the unique version with vertical single panels. The second solution highlights the flexibility of New Modulamm chair (Orlandini Design), in the four-legged stackable version with FSC-certified beech backrest and seat and silver-painted structure, but also in the version mounted on inter-row metal beams, which allow the seat installation without drilling the floor underneath.

The latter has been supplied with FSC-certified beech backrest and seat, silver-painted structures and armrest with anti-panic movement tip-up writing tablet.

Project: UniBas – Matera Campus Lanera
Location: Matera, Italy
Year: 2019
Client: UniBas – Università della Basilicata
LAMM supply: Unica armchairs (Lecture Hall); custom Q3000 study benches; New Modulamm four-legged chairs; beam-mounted New Modulamm chairs