Photographer: Andrea Martiradonna
In the month of April 2014, Nestlè Italy inaugurated its new headquarters in the building called U27, completed two years from construction start in the Milanofiori Nord area, Assago (MI) . The architectural project was committed by society Milanofiori 2000 to Park Associati while executive project and management work have been taken in charge by the engineering firm General Planning.
Salewa headquarters by Cino Zucchi and Park Associati; photo by Cino Zucchi
Two Milanese architectural practices: Cino Zucchi and Park Associati have collaborated on this recently-completed, multifaceted headquarters for the mountain sports brand Salewa. Located in Bolzano, the capital of the north Italian province of South Tyrol, the imposing €40-million, 30,59-square-meters development resembles rock crystal due to a distinctive ‘electro-coloured micro-perforated aluminium skin which protects the most exposed parts of the building with a large vertical glass covering.’ (more…)
The Cube by Park Associati
There are few restaurants whose unexpected location and spectacular views could rival with those of the recently completed temporary pavilion-cum-restaurant ‘Cube’. Commissioned by Electrolux and designed by the Milanese practice Park Associati, ‘The Cube’ can accommodate up to 18 diners within its 140-square-meter open-plan adaptable interior which encompasses ‘a visible kitchen and a single large table that can be made to disappear by raising it up to the ceiling to form a lounge area for use after eating.’ (more…)