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Hugo Boss Switzerland : Coldrerio Building
Hugo Boss Building, Coldrerio – design by Matteo Thun & Partners
Hugo Boss Coldrerio
Architects: Matteo Thun & Partners, Milan
STRATEGIC BUSINESS UNIT/ HUGO BOSS INDUSTRIES (CH)
The building rises in the middle of the surrounding nature, with its shell structure of intertwined wooden elements, covering a transparent structure of glass and steel.
The illumination enhances the essential forms of the interiors, the materiality of the surfaces, and guaranteeing visual cleanliness.
The thermic insulation inside the building is managed through perimetric wooden panels, designed in line with the construction philosophy of the building: elevated thermic performance and optimal energetic savings.
As desired by the client, the project fulfils the highest standards of comfort thanks to highly developed integrated management systems, ranging from the air conditioning to the illumination system, without neglecting the relationship with the aesthetics of the location.
The wooden structure is the characterising element of the building:
The pavement of the ground floor is realised in dark grey cement resin, the pavement and the walls of the two upper levels are wooden. More precisely, the walls are noise-absorbing panels in order to optimise the acoustic of the work areas.
The entrance is delimited by vertical cutting edges of cauterized mirror with water flowing from the top, which has the function to incorporate nature dynamically into the building.
The furnishings confer functionality without leaving the aesthetical aspect of the whole manufacture.
Many pieces of furniture for offices have been redesigned or re-elaborated exclusively for Hugo Boss, in cooperation with Vitra, Ruckstuhl and USM. The seatings and the door handles allude to the theme of the textile, having been realised in leather with crafted seams. The seatings are design classics: the series Alu Chair and Plastic Chair by Charles and Ray Eames.
Hugo Boss Coldrerio – Building Information
Hugo Boss, Via Sant’Apollonia 32, CH – 6877 Coldrerio, Switzerland
Building use: office building of three storeys, conference rooms, show room and self service for 300 persons
Hugo Boss Industries building in Coldrerio – Further Information
The new Swiss Hugo Boss Industries building in Coldrerio is landscaped in the greenery of Canton Ticino, where, since 2006, three-hundred people have been accommodated under one single roof enveloped in a “basket”. And if it were a basket it would be a three-point shot.
The first point is structural: a transparent volume made of glass, steel and concrete, composed of prefabricated elements to allow more control over building costs and times, is the inner core of a work of architecture, which (as a tribute to function) “wears” a suspended, enveloping structure made of planks of larch wood woven together like a fabric. Between the wooden skin and glass curtain wall, a perimeter gallery doubles the circulation and extends the work space towards the outside. This gallery, as permeable as all the rest, is an open space of maximum practical flexibility, set around a large full-height central lobby diffusing natural light, which connects all the levels through a seamless vertical flow of visibility.
So we have light, air and material, which takes us to the second point: the features that make this work of architecture, designed in a sequence of layers, a climate and comfort control device;
The third point is symbolic, the woven wooden façade is a metaphor for a clothes brand (dressing up Hugo Boss in architectural rows and columns). But it is also a sign of the entire corporate organisation: because in Coldrerio, between the headquarters in Metzingen and a number of production plants in Italy, a massive 50.000-square-metre frame weaves the yarns (or guidelines) coming from Germany and develops their form into finished projects, logistics and a worldwide distribution network.
A node on an extended web immersed in the Swiss countryside, but slightly out of context in parts designed to take us further afield, such as the bamboo marking the outside areas. These surfaces, covered with gravel, stone, planks of wood and lawns, interact with the public spaces and utilities on the ground floor for enjoying lunch breaks in the sun and informal moments of relaxation. And everything is accompanied by the very natural sound of two vertical sheets of water falling down glass walls facing each other at the entrance and bringing an echo of the landscape right inside the building.
The new Hugo Boss Industries building is landscaped in the greenery of Canton Ticino, accommodating three-hundred people under one single roof since 2006: a transparent volume of glass, steel and concrete, enveloped in a suspended structure covered in planks of larch wood woven together like a fabric or a basket: and if it were a basket, it would be a three-point shot.
Swiss Hugo Boss building in Coldrerio images / information from Matteo Thun & Partners
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