The purpose of the project is to cover the facade of an industrial shed, a former car dealership, transformed into a Lindt chocolate store and a McDonald’s restaurant.
61 rectangular panels of various sizes, built with aluminium sections covering a total surface of 500 m2, always continuous and without joining points.
The panels are fixed to the steel structure arranged behind with special fixing plates. The trademark logos were painted on the cross-hatched textile.
The idea of the architect was to enliven the facade with lighting and to insert some struts behind the textile to make the appearance of the panels more corrugated and create motion.
This type of application of textile architecture has gained plenty of popularity in recent times; it is in fact very versatile, a sort of “envelope” that allows to modify the appearance of existing buildings without structural works.