The 17,000 square meter industrial facility will be located in the Alps in the northern part of Italy. It will replace the existing San Pellegrino plant which has stood in the same location since 1899. The project is expected to cost around €90 million and had the project brief of having a “truly innovative and technologically-advanced design.” The new facility is expected to blend into the natural environment while still reflecting the historic place of the sparkling mineral water company.
According to Ingels, the new structure will “spring from its natural source,” seemingly honing on the qualities of the mineral water itself. It will boast Italian architecture and will start construction on 2018.
MVRDV, aMDL and Snøhetta are among the top finalists of the competition – each has all exhibited their proposals last October of 2016. Below are 3D representations of BIG’s winning San Pellegrino Factory project proposal.