Bulgari’s flagship Kuala Lumpur store features a marble-veined façade designed by MVRDV

Bulgari’s flagship Kuala Lumpur store features a marble-veined façade designed by MVRDV

📅04 settembre 2018, 11:14
TESTO ITALIANO

Located in the heart of the buzzing Bukit Bintang district, and one of a number of offerings for luxury goods in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Shopping Mall, the Bulgari flagship store has been updated with a striking concrete, resin and brass façade.
Bulgari flagship Kuala Lumpur store features a marble-veined façade designed by MVRDV

Bulgari’s flagship store in Kuala Lumpur has opened with a new façade that imagines the luxury brand’s heritage, and experiments with traditional materials. The storefront is the first in a series of MVRDV façade designs for the luxury brand. This concrete and resin facade is permeated by gold light to create a marble-veined façade.

For over a century, Bulgari has set the pace for Italian style with a forward-looking, creative spirit that draws inspiration from the timeless beauty of Roman art, while giving it a distinctive contemporary touch.
Bulgari flagship Kuala Lumpur store features a marble-veined façade designed by MVRDVMVRDV’s design draws on inspiration from the luxury brand’s heritage. The cornice of via Condotti is a set element used asymmetrically in different locations over the world, and its iconic marble façade now reinvented and reinterpreted by material experiments. In Kuala Lumpur, a façade which by day is striking but organic, whilst at night, a more dramatic effect is achieved.

This innovative façade developed from a research-process in collaboration with Technical University Delft, and Tensoforma, who worked on façade production. The result of which was a new product for the store. Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) was cut according to pattern and filled within with resin then illuminated by amber LED Lights. A stainless steel sheet acts as a base for the resin, with panel joints hidden and integrated into the vein pattern. Either during the day or at night time, the Bulgari façade that achieves the desired translucent effect emanating a warm amber glow.
Bulgari flagship Kuala Lumpur store features a marble-veined façade designed by MVRDVThe new catalogue for future Bulgari storefront façades can be adopted globally, making them instantly recognisable and unique in any context. An approach offering endless possibilities that combine sophisticated detailing with high-quality materials.

Design MVRDV – Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries
Concept Phase – Design Team: Jacob van Rijs, Fokke Moerel with Sanne van der Burgh, Aser Giménez Ortega, Elien Deceuninck, Rico van de Gevel and Junxiang Zhang
Design and Material Development Phase – Design Team: Jacob van Rijs, Fokke Moerel with Aser Giménez Ortega, Elien Deceuninck, Simone Costa, Frane Stancic, William de Ronde, Marek Nosek and Rico van de GevelConstruction Phase – Design Team: Jacob van Rijs, Fokke Moerel with Aser Giménez Ortega, Simone Costa and Marek Nosek

Area 103,4 sqm

Partners

Material Research Delft University of Technology – Rob Nijsse, Frederic A. Veer, Telesilla Bristogianni, Faidra Oikonomopoulou, Lida Barou and Kees Baardolf
Structural Research ABT bv – E.H.J. ten Brincke, P.A. Bulsink, M.LW. van Veghel, E.A.M van den Broek
Engineering and construction Tensoforma Trading s.r.l.- Stefano Bertino, Laura Finazzi, Ilenia Longa and Fabio Pettenati
Resin Estro s.n.c – Marco Salvioni
Concrete CDF s.r.l – Jacopo Antonioli
Glass Vetraria Bergamasca Tecnovetro s.r.l – Sonia Bonesi
Glass film Euroline for 3M – Massimo Schetz
Images Photos courtesy Daria Scagliola and Edit – Stijn Brakkee
by AN shopfitting magazine no.146 ©


 

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