One thing is for sure, there are no other nocturnal places quite like it in Milan, where deliberate contrasts between light and shade are part of a definite, precise design project, I would even say pre-calculated and studied. Everything was generated by the abstract visualisation of a developing wave, the reverberation of a pebble (the Pavilion) dropping into a calm pond, rippling the surface according to a diminishing musical rhythm. The lampposts are like pure stalks, 10 meters high and specially-designed. They are like bar lines on a sheet of music, their light is concentrated and precise, it doesn’t diffuse, it indicates and punctuates. All this initial, fascinating theory led us to a giganic two-year project, and, obviously arduous, valiant battles in defence of technical decisions and optical equipment choices. The “architectural object” is in fact extremely complex and has a mutable skin, simultaneously both transparent and opaque, according to internal needs, requiring a very technical, studied approach.
- Date : 07.10.2015
- Location : Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano