New Milan venue of Fondazione Prada. Amazing project with international prestige characterized by special solutions in every single detail and material. Zanetti is responsible for all glazing facades whose dimensions reach unbelievable limits; the sizes of some glasses are up to 3x6,7 meters with 1800 kilograms weigh.
Automatic sliding doors integrated in facade with 5x3 meters dimension using special motor application concealed in the floor. Facade structures characterized by galvanized steel profiles, double glazing with internal and external safety glass, all with tempered treatment and HST test. Every single layer is based on extra clear glass (low iron) to reach maximum lever of transparency, no reflection and colour fidelity. The result in term of glass neutral effect is impressive although the higher thickness of glazing.
The supply is completed by fireproof curtain wall (some of them in double glazing and extra clear glass), glass skylight with external expanded steel mesh and internal perforated aluminium cladding, internal glass partitions, glass balustrade and other special customised items.Previous | Next
Office for Metropolitan Architecture