Polo Universitario Santa Marta di Verona - Ex Panificio

The Santa Marta University complex (a former bakery) is located inside a former military base, originally used to store bread, wheat and other food rations. The building, which was constructed between 1863 and 1865, was one of the most imposing logistics installations of the Austrian fortress in Verona, Italy’s major military city and one of the most important in Europe. Following annexation by the Kingdom of Italy, production activities continued at the plant for over a century and its functions were adapted to various uses up to the 1990s.

Following the most recent conversions by Verona University, the Santa Marta complex now houses the Faculties of Economics and Law.

The project was designed by Massimo Carmassi and Gabriella Ioli Carmassi, in collaboration with the IUAV studies and projects department.

The building received the gold medal of Italian Architecture at the Milan Triennial in 2015.

Our seats have been respectfully and elegantly inserted into the areas carefully restored by the university. The classrooms on the first floor are furnished with Omnia seats, with padded seat and backrest and anti-panic table. The lecturers’ and staff offices and the conference rooms are on the first and second floors. The operational seats used here are Zero7 with padded backrest, while the visitors’ seats are Zero9 Filo with seat and backrest padded and upholstered in the same shade as the operational seats. The new SMEC library in the spectacular attic has around 350 Woody seats with laminate shell and upholstered seat and backrest.





UNIVR Polo Santa Marta



Verona, Italy


End use

Classrooms, library, offices



Massimo e Gabriella Carmassi


Covered Surface

25,000 sqm


Supplied seats



Supplied products

Zero7, Woody filo, Omnia, Zero9 filo


Year of completion


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Major experience in study workstations

We have been designing and constructing teaching workstations in Italy for thirty years.

Our experience allows us to understand sector needs and supply products that meet the highest standards of quality, ergonomics and comfort.


Large supplies

The company production capacity is sufficient to satisfy orders for thousands of seats in very competitive times.


Warranties and certificates

All Aresline products have a 7-year warranty and are certified by the major certification agencies. Class 1IM reaction to fire certification is available on request.


Style and customisation

Even in buildings of major historical value and in renovation of particularly prestigious buildings, the lines of our seats fit in perfectly, thanks to the vast range of fabrics, woods and other finishes.


Technical data


1,300 seats



 25,000 sqm covered


installed products

Zero7, Zero9 filo, Woody, Omnia



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