In the Ferrari Headquarters there are all together the most beautiful cars in the world, one of the most prestigious factories and a number of buildings designed by architects such as Renzo Piano and Massimiliano Fuksas … Hardly you are still able to contain your emotions and remain impassive. If we then add also the Formula 1, then there’s really nothing more to do, we have to give up in front of all this beauty and enjoy every moment of your visit to the Ferrari Headquarters in Maranello.
Thanks to a friend of mine, I spent a whole day in this wonderful place from every point of view. Order and excellence seemed to be the main slogans, but also architecture, efficiency and attention to detail.
Among the photos below I could not share the ones of the places of production, but I assure you that those are an incredible sight. See a Ferrari in all phases of construction, from the models of the components in the resin, to the final touches, is something truly unique.
Another absolutely cool thing that happened to me is to see a member of the Box-Team Ferrari of Formula 1 that explains to visitors how they prepare to run every two weeks the incredible pit stops of 2 or 3 second each one…
Below the pictures of Ferrari Operational Headquarters and Research Center, designed by Studio Fuksas. Truly amazing architecture, where the water, one of the main characteristic elements, as well as being an advantage in terms of energy saving, provides a feeling of serenity very intense, very exciting for Ferrari’s workers.
The next photos show instead the wind tunnel – for obvious reasons it was not possible to visit it – but the project by Renzo Piano in 1997 is still very attractive from the outside. It’s here that Ferrari’s engineers check the new pieces to study the best aerodynamic solutions.
The industrial complex of the Ferrari is very wide, it encompasses several buildings, each devoted to a part of the production or research, but also a polyfunctional building that contains the restaurant for the more than 3000 employees. It also showcases the ” Urban Design “and a massive dose of vegetation, both externally, both internally to the buildings.
All photographs ©Luca Onniboni – (do whatever you want, reminding us)
If you are a fan of Ferrari, or architecture, or even better, both, then you should visit the Museo Enzo Ferrari in nearby Modena.