CASE STUDY: Bulgari
SB Architects created the architectural skeleton for the two-block Miami Design District’s Palm Court. They took into consideration building structure, overall identity and the movement of people through the space. Each store was treated as a distinct building, with each individual retailer given the opportunity to create the entire façade. The executive team at Bulgari wanted a modern, cutting-edge flagship store with a façade that showcased a perfect intersection of art, architecture and sustainability.
World-renown architect Peter Marino whose clients include Armani, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Fendi, and Zegna was in charge of the project. He chose Oikos Custom Finishes to fulfill his vision of a façade articulated in a composition of three-dimensional elements finished with suggestive custom-tailored gildings. To create more movement, two different gold colours were adopted to emphasize a game of chiaroscuro. The lighting system that transforms the building into a lantern at night is a true work of art.
Our metallic decorative finish has a low environmental impact. By the means of work of master decorators, it allows for some highly suggestive finishes resembling gold.
The intricate design of the exterior façade allows light to filter through from the interior. The design breaks the mold of the traditional retail store structure with a stunning exterior design constructed using environmentally friendly materials.
Miami Design District
In 2015 the Miami Design District’s Palm Court got its LEED Certification which is the most widely-used green building rating system in the world. This certification is geared to verify a building sustainability and evaluates such factors as design, construction, operations, and maintenance.