On September 29th, the world’s leading high end fitness and wellness equipment manufacturer, Technogym, celebrated the opening of the Technogym Village in Cesena (Northern Italy) in the presence of former US President Bill Clinton and Giorgio Napolitano, the President of Italy. The event was attended by over 800 guests to represent Institutions, the scientific and cultural world, entrepreneurs and international media from more than 60 countries. One of the event hosts was Mauro Nespoli, winner of Gold Medal in Archery at the London Olympics.
The new company headquarter represents the first Wellness Campus in the world – 60,000 sqm of covered spaces to spread across the 150,000 sqm site, designed around the human being by Antonio Citterio, Patricia Viel and Partners, one of Italy’s most internationally renowned architecture studios, which has been inspired by the concepts of eco-sustainability and bio-architecture, and by the principles of health and wellness on the workplace.
The Technogym Village is a cultural centre, a laboratory for innovation and a production centre where staff, customers, suppliers and guests from across the globe can experience and enjoy a full-immersion Wellness experience. The project combines the production sites and company headquarters with a Wellness centre including an avant-garde gym, conference centre, library and restaurant serving zero-mileage food. The new Technogym Village employs 1.200 people, of which 200 highly skilled engineers. Over 90% of the production is dedicated for export.
The project is fully integrated into the “Romagna-Wellness Valley” initiative promoted by Nerio Alessandri, which aims to create Europe’s first wellness district in Romagna, a laboratory of experiences to raise the quality of life and to leverage wellness an opportunity for economic development in the Romagna area.
During the afternoon, on the same day, Technogym hosted the 20th Wellness Congress, an international convention with the title: “Let’s Move for a better world”, where the topic will be Wellness as a social opportunity to plan a sustainable socio-economic development starting from people’s health. The lecturers were renowned professionals, institutions, media, opinion leaders, sports champions and entrepreneurs.
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