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Bulgari Kuala Lumpur / MVRDV

  • 13:00 - 12 June, 2018
Bulgari Kuala Lumpur / MVRDV
Bulgari Kuala Lumpur / MVRDV, © Daria Scagliola and Edit - Stijn Brakkee
© Daria Scagliola and Edit - Stijn Brakkee

© Daria Scagliola and Edit - Stijn Brakkee © Daria Scagliola and Edit - Stijn Brakkee © Daria Scagliola and Edit - Stijn Brakkee © Daria Scagliola and Edit - Stijn Brakkee + 26

  • Concept Phase

    Design Team: Jacob van Rijs, Fokke Moerel with Sanne van der Burgh, Aser Giménez Ortega, Elien Deceuninck, Rico van de Gevel and Junxiang Zhang
  • Design and Material Development Phase

    Design Team: Jacob van Rijs, Fokke Moerel with Aser Giménez Ortega, Elien Deceuninck, Simone Costa, Frane Stancic, William de Ronde, Marek Nosek and Rico van de Gevel
  • Construction Phase - Design Team

    Jacob van Rijs, Fokke Moerel with Aser Giménez Ortega, Simone Costa and Marek Nosek
  • Material Research

    Delft University of Technology – Rob Nijsse, Frederic A. Veer, Telesilla Bristogianni, Faidra Oikonomopoulou, Lida Barou and Kees Baardolf
  • Structural Research

    ABT bv – E.H.J. ten Brincke, P.A. Bulsink, M.LW. van Veghel, E.A.M van den Broek
  • Engineering and construction

    Tensoforma Trading s.r.l.- Stefano Bertino, Laura Finazzi, Ilenia Longa and Fabio Pettenati
  • Resin

    Estro s.n.c – Marco Salvioni
  • Concrete

    CDF s.r.l – Jacopo Antonioli
  • Glass

    Vetraria Bergamasca Tecnovetro s.r.l – Sonia Bonesi
  • Glass film

    Euroline for 3M – Massimo Schetz
  • Diagrams

    MVRDV
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Daria Scagliola and Edit - Stijn Brakkee
© Daria Scagliola and Edit - Stijn Brakkee

Text description provided by the architects. Bulgari’s flagship store in Kuala Lumpur has opened with a new façade that imagines the luxury brand’s heritage, and experiments with traditional materials. The storefront is the first in a series of MVRDV façade designs for the luxury brand. This concrete and resin facade is permeated by gold light to create a marble-veined façade.

© Daria Scagliola and Edit - Stijn Brakkee
© Daria Scagliola and Edit - Stijn Brakkee

For over a century, Bulgari has set the pace for Italian style with a forward-looking, creative spirit that draws inspiration from the timeless beauty of Roman art, while giving it a distinctive contemporary touch.

© Daria Scagliola and Edit - Stijn Brakkee
© Daria Scagliola and Edit - Stijn Brakkee

MVRDV’s design draws on inspiration from the luxury brand’s heritage. The cornice of via Condotti is a set element used asymmetrically in different locations over the world, and its iconic marble façade now reinvented and reinterpreted by material experiments. In Kuala Lumpur, a façade which by day is striking but organic, whilst at night, a more dramatic effect is achieved.

© Daria Scagliola and Edit - Stijn Brakkee
© Daria Scagliola and Edit - Stijn Brakkee

This innovative façade developed from a research-process in collaboration with Technical University Delft, and Tensoforma, who worked on façade production. The result of which was a new product for the store. Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) was cut according to pattern and filled within with resin then illuminated by amber LED Lights. A stainless steel sheet acts as a base for the resin, with panel joints hidden and integrated into the vein pattern. Either during the day or at night time, the Bulgari façade that achieves the desired translucent effect emanating a warm amber glow.

© Daria Scagliola and Edit - Stijn Brakkee
© Daria Scagliola and Edit - Stijn Brakkee

The new catalogue for future Bulgari storefront façades can be adopted globally, making them instantly recognisable and unique in any context. An approach offering endless possibilities that combine sophisticated detailing with high-quality materials.

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Cite: "Bulgari Kuala Lumpur / MVRDV" 12 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/896244/bulgari-kuala-lumpur-mvrdv/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Daria Scagliola and Edit - Stijn Brakkee

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