The Galleria Department Store project had two main goals. The first was a new facade that projects a lively, ever changing surface. In total 4,330 glass discs are mounted on the existing concrete skin of the building. The glass discs include special dicroic foil generating a mother-of-pearl effect during the day, whilst during the night each glass disc is lit by LED lights which are able to be programmed to create a multitude of effects. The second goal was the renovation of the interior.
Galleria Department Store Facade
UNStudio (Architect Schematic Design and Design Development phase) Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos with Astrid Piber, Ger Gijzen, Cristina Bolis, Markus Hudert, Colette Parras, Arjan van der Bliek, Christian Veddeler, Albert Gnodde, Richard Crofts, Barry Munster, Mafalda Bothelo, Elke Uitz, Harm Wassink
Advisors Structural engineers: Arup & Partners, Arjan Habraken (Schematic Design) Lighting Design: Arup Lighting, Rogier van der Heide IALD, Simone Collon Wayfinding Design: Bureau Mijksenaar, Martijn Geerdes (Design Development)