BIG will design San Pellegrino New Home

BIG will design San Pellegrino New Home
BIG wins competition to build S.Pellegrino’s New Home [San Pellegrino Terme] Italy
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Rendering. San Pellegrino New Home by BIG. Image courtesy of San Pellegrino
Copenhagen -and New York, based architecture firm, BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, has been announced as the winner of the hotly contested competition to build S. Pellegrino Flagship Factory on the site of its original plant in Northern Italy, where the natural mineral water has been bottled since 1899.
The announcement, by S. Pellegrino,  was the culmination of an international-scale tender to secure a truly innovative project that not only conveys an artistic vision, but also sets new standards in terms of efficiency and compliancy to environmental sustainability, all while providing an optimum working environment.

Four world-leading architecture firms were shortlisted in the tender, each renowned for their innovative and futuristic projects.
BIG partner Bjarke Ingels explains that the project “inherits its narrative structure from the landscape of the Brembana valley. Like an aquatic equivalent of a wine cellar, the repeating archways expand and contract to create the narrative framework for the purity and clarity of the mineral water, in an environment characterised by lightness, openness and transparency.”
Their winning proposal focuses on a series of expanding and contracting internal archways that create a multitude of more


Bjarke Ingels (born 1974) is a renowned Danish architect and founding partner of BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group located in Copenhagen and New York. In 2013 BIG was chosen to redesign the Smithsonian, the world’s largest museum and research complex in Washington, a project which will be implemented over a period of 20 years. His projects include The Mountain, a residential complex in more