via Bergognone 59
The minimalist and metropolitan former Nestlè factory is now the elegant stage for events, fashion shows and performances. Giorgio Armani wished to entrust the construction of the 3400 square metres of the theatre to the Japanese architect Tadao Ando, renowned for his taste for simplicity and purity in design.
Cement, water and light are the elements that characterise the project: a 100 metre pathway interspersed with slender square pillars leads the audience into the 460m2 foyer.
In the theatre itself – a space flexible enough to accommodate fashion shows, exhibitions and operettas – light comes from a central skylight and, together with the vaulted ceiling, creates striking gradated colour effects.