giovanni vaccarini’s ‘powerbarn’ is a waste-to-energy plant in northern italy

architect giovanni vaccarini has completed a waste-to-energy power plant near the italian city of ravenna. the project, which seeks to redefine the relationship between energy production and the agricultural landscape, has been built on the site of a former sugar factory and is fully integrated within its context. titled ‘powerbarn’, the structure’s imposing mass is intriguingly disguised behind a faceted wooden skin that distorts its scale and appearance.

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