Hotel Il Sereno, Torno

The symbiosis between Il Sereno di Torno and Lake Como began right from the laying of the first stone. The design hotel has literally risen from the waters of the Lario.

The charming country road that leads to the hotel is in fact not passable by heavy vehicles, so all the material for the construction arrived by lake on board barges.

The dominus of this complex construction site was the architect Fabio Curcio Valentini, construction manager and coordinator of the architectural project of Patricia Urquiola, who also created the contemporary interior design of the Luxury Hotel.

The construction was consolidated with poles placed in the water, and the area dedicated to the technical systems was obtained by digging into the granite rock without using explosives, up to a depth of seven meters below the level of the lake and creating the waterproof structures with the Drytech Tank system.

The old dock was incorporated into the new building of four floors above ground and two underground floors.

The lake-front wing towards Como hosted the underground garage and the heated outdoor swimming pool, also a Drytech tank and covered in Brazilian karst stone.

Project and Interior Design: Architetto Patricia Urquiola, Milano

Works management: Architetto Fabio Curcio Valentini, Como

Garden Design: Patrick Blanc, Parigi

Structure: Studio Faber, Parma

Construction: Costruzioni Carboncini & C., Lomazzo – Setten Genesio, Oderzo

Drytech Tank: 4’335 m²

Vetropack water tower, Corsico

Drytech restored the water tower of the Vetropack plant in Corsico with injections of waterproofing resin carried out from the outside, without having to empty the barrel.

The fire-fighting water reserve was thus guaranteed to the continuous-cycle industrial plants and the company did not have to rent a tanker for the fire brigade.

With the Drytech system it is no longer necessary to dive into the barrels, with all the related logistical and safety implications.

For the intervention, Drytech technicians exploited a scaffolding already set up by a company to restore the external surface of the tower.

Normally the Drytech Rehabilitation System allows the practical use of aerial platforms, with a consequent saving on costs and time for setting up the scaffold.

Client: Vetropack, Corsico

Restoration: Drytech Italia, Como