Façade in steel and glass for Perfetti Van Melle

Milan - Italy / 2005-2011
Architecture, Design

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The façade in galvanized steel of the automated warehouse and the logistic building of the Perfetti Van Melle plant gives the historical confectionery plant a new appearance in the form of a more than two hundred meters long and sixteen meters high semi-transparent curtain.

The structure, conceived by the Archea firm in collaboration with the design firm Favero & Milan Ingegneria S.r.l., is formed by several superimposed levels:

  • About two hundred frames formed of “L” profiles assembled by means of threaded bars and bolt so as to form a continuous reticular system.
  • About eight hundred panels that serve as support for the glass discs.
  • About forty thousand glass discs realized in two different formats and surface treatments: transparent, lucid brushed and opaque brushed. By night the lighting system placed at the base of the façade changes the colour of the discs.


LocationMilan - Italy
PurchaserPerfetti Van Melle S.p.A.
StructureFavero & Milan Ingegneria