Zürich Headquarters Auditorium

Milano
Photo © Filippo Romano
Architects
Scandurra Studio
Address
Benigno Crespi, 23, 20159 Milano
Year
2008
Cost
Undisclosed
Stories
Undisclosed
Client
Gruppo Zurich Italia

The small building is the union of an auditorium and a distinctive meeting room. The room has a trapezoid plan, from which an irregular volume shaped as a truncated pyramis is raised up, reproducing the shape of a visual cone. The long side of the hall lets natural light in, while the short side is the destination of the projected images. A series of perspective grids, optical surfaces and diaphragms cut the light, laying it down on the screen, where it becomes image. The walls and ceiling of the auditorium reproduce a fade from white light to the black of the darkness, as if the light is forced through a distorted perspective, mixing up the hyper-act of seeing and not-seeing.

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