Park Associati have completed the refurbishment of the central building of the office complex in Cassina dè Pecchi, on the outskirts of Milan, which has now been renamed “The Pecchi“. In its new identity, the service building represents a point of reference for the complex hosting service and start-up activities. The intervention also focused on external areas – previously used exclusively as parking lots – which have now become a place of relaxation and entertainment surrounded by green.
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Park Associati’s retrofitting intervention has transformed an austere and inward-looking building into an example of contemporary architecture. The Pecchi welcomes both those who work in the area and guests with a new transparent façade, modulated in the upper part by alternating two warm shades of red and grey and surrounded by large trees and greenery. Thanks to the design of the new entrance, the building is in harmony with the surrounding environment. Inside, the ground and first floors accommodate dining areas, whereas the second floor has co-working spaces and meeting rooms with a VIP area on the mezzanine. The basement has also been the object of radical changes, thanks to the creation of a gym and a conference room.
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The opening of a new triple height space has flooded the interior with natural light. White, transparent and entirely glazed, the resulting vast space also features a skylight that diffuses light from above. This is where the bar and restaurant are, which also extend towards the outside.
A large scenic staircase leading to the upper floor dominates this space. Coated with sheet metal painted in dull black, this element breaks the horizontal quality of the parallelepiped, becoming a predominant but not overwhelming streamlined sculpture.
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