Metropol

Dolce&Gabbana’s multi-functional space in the heart of Milan occupies the former Metropol movie theatre. The original building, which dates from the 1940s, has been completely restructured and expanded in order to accommodate an event hall and several conference rooms. The facing, realized with steel strips that twist along the vertical axis, gives a kinetic effect to the building, in that the façade changes appearance depending on the viewer’s position as well as on the position of the sun and quality of the light.

© Andrea Martiradonna

Multi-functional space

Milan, Italy

2004 / 2005 - Built

Client: Dolce&Gabbana S.r.l.

Built area: 3.500 sqm

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Sketch of the facade

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Carlos Cruz-Diez 1991
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Model

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The facing, realized with steel strips that twist along the vertical axis, gives a kinetic effect to the building.

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A grand staircase conducts to the mezzanine and the main hall, which is equipped with a removable catwalk, two lateral bleachers that can be dismantled, and a hydraulic platform for the sets.

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The two-storey entrance foyer is illuminated by a large chandelier in black Murano glass which dialogues with the dark basalt stone, typical of Sicilian streets, of the flooring and the glossy black glass that covers the walls.

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