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This new architecture project created by Matteo Thun and Luca Colombo gave a new life to the new headquarters and factory of Italian company Davines. This project became known as the home of sustainable beauty”.
Davines Village is located just outside of Parma in Italy. To create the architectural sighting we can see in the pictures, Matteo Thun and Luca Colombo decided to reinterpret traditional rural constructions in order to create a village within the factory. This creates a unique spot where employees can feel like walking through a village while at work.
The spot is surrounded by greenery on a site with around 80,000 sqm. From the entrance, we can see a complex incorporating buildings on two levels. Inside the building, we can find working headquarters, laboratories, production and packaging plants, and a storage warehouse.
The interior design of this space was handled by Molteni & C|Dada. Their main inspiration for this case was to flee from the traditional “corporate” image and evoke living places to a work environment.
It’s to note that all of the volumes in the complex have direct visual contact with the greenery elements. As a matter of fact, making sure that every window had a green view was one of the purposes of this project. The greenery even helps in the establishment of a harmonious relationship among all the buildings in the complex.
The restaurant might be an example of one of the best areas to have a snack. The minimalistic interior design of this room (and all the other rooms for that matter) are even more beautiful with just a look outside the window: proof that the greenery outside is a great advantage even for the inside areas of the building. Can you imagine yourself having lunch or a cup of coffee in this room and relaxing surrounded by nature?