Fondazione Prada [former gin distillery from 1910] located on the southern part of Milan. It is a perfect combination between old and new, buildings like warehouses, laboratories and brewing silos were regenerated in a large courtyard background.
This project enabled AZA to put its expertise in new materials,new applications and bold solutions to the test, focusing on coverings for the Podium, Cinema and Tower-buildings that boast unique leading-edge performance and technological solutions, including a set of seven bi-folding doors, opening walls driven by electric winches that are 11 m wide, 5 m tall and 12 tonnes in weight, and which face one another on the ground floors of the Podium and Cinema buildings. The podium’s glazed wall is integrated into the façade system, whereas the six-fold system in the Cinema is blind, featuring certified acoustic high performance with an RW index of 52 db. These mobile walls are sealed at their perimeters with pneumatic seals more usually found in the seafaring industry.The tower’s cladding and parapets of the terraces, characterized by 4 mm thick quincunx perforated aluminum panels.
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