2008

ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA
HEADQUARTERS
MILAN
– FACADE

Project:
Ermenegildo Zegna Headquarters, Milan - Facade

Client:
Agnona, Ermenegildo Zegna

Architect:
Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel

Location:
Milan, Italy

Categories:
Facade

Surface:
7980 sqm

Photographer:
Leo Torri

In this project, lighting design had been part of the procedure right from the start and this factor determined largely the overall visual qualities obtained upon the completion of the project.
The new Ermenegildo Zegna Headquarters and Showroom was meant to be located in the Ex Riva Calzoni industrial space maintaining the existing structural frame, especially the roof organised in sheds and re-thinking completely the underlying plan. In addition to the office spaces, the building accomodates an extensive showroom and a theatre-like space for staging the recurrent runways presentations of the brand.

At nightime, the light is concentrated under the outline of the shed structure bringing it out significantly, while a subtle integrated light in the courtyard gives out transparency.
When the lighting design enters the whole process of the project since the conception, it is a great opportunity to integrate the functional lighting but also obtaining poetic nuances or shaping the presence of the whole building at night, making it all look natural.
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