On the four elevations, the relationship with the context is reflected on the surfaces’ nature: while appearing transparent in some sections due to the light passing through, in other parts, the cladding becomes opaque and compact and it reflects the surrounding natural environment. The surface is enriched by vertical coloured glass fins strategically positioned, which further articulate the volumes, still respecting their transparency.
The raised storey of the building is naturally groundrecessed. It creates a private internal space where the different volumes of the main building functions develop at different levels.
Flexibility and transparency are the keywords guiding the design of the interior spaces, which are all flooded with natural light. A careful study of lighting, together with the high performance envelope, careful energy management during construction and maintenance, reduced water consumption, earned Nestlé Headquarters the LEED for ‘Core and Shell’ certification in Gold class.