Project by iarchitects
s part of its project to renovate and extend the headquarters of the cosmetics manufacturer Gotha Cosmetics in Bergamo, the iarchitects architectural practice has chosen lighting fixtures from L&L Luce&Light to light the new facade and some of the outdoor areas.
The project arose from the need to create new spaces to accommodate the company’s current expansion, and focussed on expanding the office area, redeveloping the production area, and creating a new entrance and showrooms.
“Our work on the design led us to include a showroom building in this highly industrial setting, to set the visitor areas apart from the operational zones,” says the architect Pietro Perego, partner at iarchitects and project manager for this undertaking.
The new structure, which is connected to the office area, houses the customer-facing areas and becomes the company’s new iconic entrance, a striking landmark that stands out in the flat industrial landscape that surrounds it. The imposing yet ethereal “cube”, raised up from the ground, brightens its surroundings with a playful chromaticism provided by the RGB light. The effect calls to mind the luxurious elegance of the company’s cosmetics packaging. To highlight this, and to supply the colour variations, the Neva 5.2 // RGB linear profile from L&L Luce&Light was used with 22°x42° elliptical optics. These fixtures illuminate the cladding fabric that covers the entire facade and help to create continuity between the offices and the production areas.
The perimeter of the structure is lit with NEVA 2.2 profiles using white light.
Finally, L&L Luce&Light fixtures, in the shape of FLORI 1.0 projectors, were also used to light the outdoor areas: the space in front of the distinctive new entrance, and the terrace.
Project: Renovation of headquarters of Gotha Cosmetics srl
Designers: iarchitects (Architect/Project Leader Arch. Pietro Perego, Project Manager Arch. Stefano Malinverni, Contact for supplies Arch. Federica Mion.
year: April 2018
2.500 m2: offices – meeting rooms – showrooms
10,500 m2: production area – warehouse – production offices
10,000 m2: ancillary areas – car parks – external depots
Vicenza, December 2018
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