Standard of detail resolution, finish and build quality is exquisite
David Chipperfield Architects for Valentino
Contract value: Confidential
A five storey flagship store for the Italian fashion house in the heart of the West End. The facade engages with the streetscape and the Mayfair conservation area. It is a confident addition, composed of an inner layer of cast terrazzo and an outer layer of Portland stone. Well-proportioned openings are framed by the stone elements, with a top floor loggia providing consistency with neighbouring buildings.
The standard of detail resolution, finish and build quality is exquisite. The Venetian terrazzo of the inner facade also lines internal walls and floors and exudes permanence. Giant Carrera marble columns and plinths order the interior and the handcrafted oak staircase and lift enclosure add to the richness.
An integrated piece of architecture that responds to both the specificity of its urban context and the interior retail environment.