8 000 sqm
Research and Development Center
Consolidating new architectural and interior design solutions in the 1970s factory design by Tobia Scarpa, B&B Italia’s new research and development center occupies an area of 3,500 sqm. The reduction of the original design was achieved by devising a rough concrete wall that joins the two existing formations in a new corner composition. Behind the wall the program elements are distributed over three floors, including a 6m-high underground floor that stores plyurethane drum presses, a ground floor for prototyping, and a first floor for internal showroom, design office and terraces. The first two floors are made from prefabricated concrete elements, while the showroom and the offices are made from a metallic structure with a slightly regressing perimeter.