Cattolica del Sacro Cuore University - Milan, Italy
2005 - 2013
Customised E5000 study desks were central to the renovation of one of the most prestigious lecture halls of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, dedicated to its founder Agostino Gemelli and located in a monastic building designed by Bramante, next to the Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio in Milan. The design work, done by Progetto CMR, is part of the University’s development plan centred on existing features. The hall has 636 places with E5000 study desks by Orlandini Design. The version chosen has a tip-up seat and backrest reaching down to the floor. The seats have a damper for quiet and controlled closure, while the desks are equipped with electrical cable ducts allowing users to charge personal devices. The last row of the middle sector is set up for 22 sound-absorbing panels with anti-bacterial protection by Caruso Acoustic, which, if necessary, allow the room to be divided into two. To round things off, 18 foldable ‘On Time’ armchairs with grey fabric upholstery, designed by Baldanzi & Novelli, were supplied.