- Location: Manchester, UK
- Client: Giorgio Armani
- Date: September 2011
- In association with: Paolo Cipriani Architects & Giorgio Armani In-House team
Set within the now iconic gateway to Manchester’s luxury shopping quarter, this high-end retail scheme for Giorgio Armani includes two levels in excess of 6,000 Sq. Ft.
Constructed in UV bonded glass and low-iron black quartz glass, the perimeter furniture had to be sourced in Switzerland where expertise existed to achieve the required 4 meters in the black glass. The façade includes a 100Ft wingspan illuminated Eagle logo that changes colour with each season’s collection.
The internal stair is a span structure built without any support beneath. Clad in black granite, the stair uses that glass balustrade as a strengthening member to achieve the span.
Since 2005 Giorgio Armani Brands delivered by FDA include – Black Label, Armani Collezioni, Emporio Armani, Armani Casa, Armani Jeans and Armani Exchange.