Day 128/365 of Steel – Enzo Ferrari

Enzo Anselmo Giuseppe Maria Ferrari (20 February 1898– 14 August 1988) was an Italian motor racing driver and entrepreneur, the founder of the Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix motor racing team, and subsequently of the Ferrari automobile marque. He was widely known as “il Commendatore” or “il Drake”. In his final years he was often referred to as “l’Ingegnere” (the Engineer) or “il Grande Vecchio (the Great Old Man)”.

Enzo Ferrari Museum

Enzo Ferrari Museum
Fig 1: Enzo Ferrari Museum
By Redazione The Plan

A new exhibition building was built immediately next to the house in which Enzo Ferrari was born; the building is dedicated to exhibiting cars made by Ferrari and Maserati. A flowing cable facade that partially encompasses Ferrari’s stonework built birthplace is the distinguishing feature of the 78 m long and 45 m wide building. The 11 m high inclined cable facade is supported only by vertically pre-stressed coil cables made of stainless steel. The cables are attached to a 62 m long curved hollow steel profile that transfers the loads acting on the solid construction and on two Y–shaped steel supports.

Enzo Ferrari Museum
Fig 2: Enzo Ferrari Museum
© Andrea Morgante

Ferrari World

Aerial View Of Ferrari World Theme Park Roof Structure
Fig 3: Aerial View Of Ferrari World Theme Park Roof Structure

Ferrari World is a theme park dedicated to the famous Italian brand. It includes 86,000 m² in the middle of Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The park also has a museum and several racing tracks. Ferrari World has a 45 meter long, shiny red, triangular roof and an area of 50 acres, which represents the well-known profile of the Ferrari GT. Belgian steelwork contractor Smulders was responsible for the design, delivery and installation and/or coordination of the steel constructions for the facade and the bullnose for the Ferrari theme park. 

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Bruno Dursin – Managing Director at Believe in Steel. Bruno has more than 30 years of experience in promoting steel & steel solutions. His clients benefit from his extensive network within the building industry.

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