Glas Italia has completed its new headquarters in Macherio, Italy, designed by the architect Piero Lissoni.
The company has been producing glass for the home and office since 1970.
The signature feature of the new building, covers a surface of 11.000m2, with external cladding surrounding the pre-existing factory parts and a black steel frame supporting thermo-insulating U-glass.
On the south side, a cubic structure made of reinforced slab concrete, homage of Lissoni to Carlo Scarpa, dominates the building with an impressive conference room.
The ground floor is set apart by huge gates in black steel, providing access for the delivery trucks.
The main entrance is an opening in the facade, behind which lies an “open-air” atrium with plants and a green area.
A walkway in concrete slabs leads into the light-flooded reception area with full height glass windows. From here the self-supporting stairway in black steel and crystal glass leads to the first floor where the offices, meeting rooms, showroom and cafeteria are located.
Large glass panels divide the interior spaces. The floors are covered with light-coloured resin and create a breezy and open atmosphere, enhanced by the natural light.