A transparent balcony for
the elegant cars exhibition.
Made by GLASSEMOTION SAGL Svizzera
Project - Ing. Michele Anselmini Arch. Marco Colombo
Located just a stone's throw from Lugano Agno airport, Robbiani Automobili SA is Lugano’s leading Hyundai and Peugeot dealership.
The building serves as the new headquarters in Agno and is divided into two separate units. To the front there is the car showroom, situated on two levels, with an all-glass curtain wall. The windows are composed of solar-control double glazing units, made using an extra-clear base to optimise transparency and brilliance.
The entrance features a striking iron entrance in Corten and leads to the large and bright interior spaces. The cars are beautifully displayed, somewhat akin to models on a catwalk. The balustrades consist of parapets in structural glass fixed to the base with single point fixings in stainless steel.
The offices have frameless glass walls, to create a light-and-airy atmosphere.
To the rear, there is also a residential area consisting of 14 apartments. The windows are made of Internorm pvc-aluminium while to the front, doors and frames are in minimal Artline aluminium with large sliding doors.
Access to the apartments is protected by a large projecting roof comprising metal uprights and a glass angled roof with steel spacers.