Granite® PVDF in autumn tones adds depth to Adro recreational centre

When the mayor of Adro in northern Italy wanted to develop a new events building, he approached local steel fabricator Spinelli. The owner of the company, Giampiero Spinelli, suggested a corrugated steel for the building’s exterior with a very unique effect.

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Granite® PVDF: changing colour and long service life

The steel is finished with a 45-micron, coloured Granite® PVDF coating which changes tone depending on the viewer’s location.

The shade used on the steel is known as Green Autumn and ranges in tone from green to brown. The unique effect is responsible for the name of the colour range, Cangiante, which means 'to change colour' in Italian. “We have previously used ArcelorMittal coils with a ‘cangiante’ effect in the colour Blue Bay,” says Spinelli. “As with that project, we have achieved an excellent result in Adro.”

The cangiante effect is accentuated by the wavy shape of the corrugated steel.

The steel and finish were produced at ArcelorMittal Avellino in the south of Italy. “The cooperation of ArcelorMittal was fundamental to the success of the colour,” says Spinelli. “They quickly delivered the sample and followed the order through to final delivery.” The steel is coated to guarantee long life and many years of service to the Adro community.

The building is used by local sports groups and for festivals and other events. Construction started in spring 2013 and was completed within six months. “It has already been used for several events and the municipality is taking bookings for the future,” notes Spinelli.

Project information

  • Adro
  • Italy
  • 2013
  • Client:
    Municipality Adro
  • Fabricator:
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  • Text:
    ArcelorMittal Europe - Flat Products