€60m Petronas facility will develop new lubricants for motorsport and domestic vehicles

Petronas's new research and design centre for lubricants in Italy

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas at the new research and development facility in Turin that Broadway Malyan designed for Petronas

A Broadway Malyan-designed research and development centre for Malaysian oil giant Petronas has been officially launched by Formula 1 racing stars Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.

The $60m (€50m) facility in Turin will develop lubricants for use in motorsport and in domestic vehicles and was won by the practice in an international competition.

Broadway Malyan director David Anderson said the project had been designed in the practice’s Reading studio and delivered with Milan-based 967 Architects and F&M Engineering.

Petronas's new research and design centre for lubricants in Italy

Members of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team at the oil giant’s new lubricant research and design facility, created by Broadway Malyan

“This is a striking piece of architecture that is perfectly suited to its Alpine setting and very much reflects the aspirational values of Petronas and their performance partners,” he said.

“It offers a dynamic future workplace environment that embraces a range of connected functional spaces including offices, learning and conferencing facilities, laboratories, visitor experience, engineering workshops and welfare facilities that collectively showcase Petronas’ technical expertise.”

Petronas's new research and development centre for lubricants in Italy

Broadway Malyan’s lubricant research and development centre in Italy, designed for Petronas