This past Tuesday November 3rd, Fall 2015 students visited iGuzzini Iluminazzione HQ, project by Mias architects, as part of their Seminar Lecture Series visits lead by Mercé Berengué.
Guided by one of the building’s users, students had a first hand insight into the building’s process through its conception to its completion in 2011 and their operations ever since.
The visit was done through a promenade through the main office’s spaces. Walking from the lower exhibition area where the architecture models from the competition project and documental videos from its building process can be examined, the warehouse and showroom, finishing in an upper level of the floating sphere-like structure that contains the company offices.
At the end of the visit, a critical discussion was encouraged by Mercé Berengué analyzing the structural working of this innovative project and comparing it to previous visits done throughout the course.