The Silk-Faw award ceremony at the Reggiane Innovation Park

25/06/21 – The Silk-Faw project is moving forward: the Geza Studio has won the architectural competition for the construction of the production and innovation plant in Reggio Emilia.At the Reggiane Innovation Park – where a temporary headquarter of Silk-Faw will be installed – the Sino-American company announced the winner of the architectural competition for the construction of the production plant of the hybrid supercars.

The company was born from the joint venture between the American engineering group Silk Ev and the Chinese auto giant Faw.The project by the Geza Studio, based in Udine and Milan, was evaluated by the competition selection board “as the one most corresponding to expectations in terms of clarity of the typological-distributive system and iconic elaboration, taking into account the relationship between the global and local dimensions”.

The area of intervention will extend over 360,000 square meters with approximately 110,000 square meters of construction in Gavassa (Reggio Emilia).

The awards ceremony was attended by the President of Silk-Faw, Jonathan Krane, who enthusiastically commented on the futuristic project and the choice to settle in Reggio Emilia, preferred to other competing cities for “its people, its history, and its working ethic” and then added, “Reggio represents one of the most competitive ecosystems in the Region, both for its central position within the Motor Valley and its local competencies in mechatronics and robotics”.

Via video-link from China, Wang Guoqiang, manager of Faw, and Li Wei, deputy governor of Jilin Province, expressed their satisfaction with the strategic partnership between the Italian, Chinese, and American automotive excellence.Representatives of territorial and regional Institutions were also present at the event, including the Mayor of Reggio Emilia Luca Vecchi – who welcomed a Chinese delegation in the City Hall after the event – the President of Unindustria Reggio Emilia Fabio Storchi, Morena Diazzi, Director of the Regional Office of Labor and Business Economics, and Vincenzo Colla, Councilor for Economic Development and Green Economy of the Emilia-Romagna Region.

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