The project thinks out the feature of an existing industrial building located on the motorway, in the industrial area of Florence. The goal was to develop a new formal identity through the creation of an outer coating along with a new interiors organization able to meet the requirements of the client, a producer of components for the LED lighting. The new look of the building presents natural iron perforated metal panels provided with housings to experience more and different LED solutions. In this way the facades are illuminated, they become dynamic and able to attract the attention of those who are driving along the motorway. From the main facade emerges a crystal structure that in addition to hosting the stairs to the second level, it breaks the coating profile and identifies the entry and waiting room. This clear and transparent crystal box shows the people circulating inside to give the idea of a world that experiences and produces. The interior, initially made of one level for storage only, has been equipped with an additional floor for offices and design studios organized around areas and islands that catalyze the natural lighting.
Customer: Ruud Lighting LTD
Location: Calenzano, Florence, Italy
Type: manufacturing / industrial building
Surface: 10,000 square meters (lot area), 5,000 square meters (built area)
Status: concept, 2012