The automated warehouse is located in an industrial area along the high-speed highway SS36, which connects Milan to Lecco and Valtellina.
The project has been placed to the side of the existing factory to define the new image of the company.
The structure is solved by the shelving itself built with a system of galvanized steel profiles of minimum thickness, so much so that the horizontal oscillations at the t reach up to 12cm. This extreme flexibility has resulted in the adoption of a non-rigid facade.
We decided for a modular system of full-height honeycomb polycarbonate panels, black and white, which also made it possible to avoid horizontal joints, facilitating the construction site.
It is an architecture reduced to the minimum, essential and primary, devoid of any intention: a volume. Mute. Naked. Pure. The reflected light thus becomes the only presence.
The ascetic fixity of the volume alters and changes only in accordance with the atmospheric conditions.
The night vision instead reveals its internal nature, the skeleton of the warehouse-wall: surprisingly.
Its inverse. The other side of the coin: "architecture parlante."
The interior space, narrow and high, full of identical repetitive elements, perfectly ordered, would have nothing to envy to a gothic cathedral of "A Space Odyssey".