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(Video) BIG's proposal to build S.Pellegrino's new home

16 Feb 2017

S.Pellegrino Flagship Factory Italy

Architects: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Location: San Pellegrino Terme, Bergamo, Italy

S.Pellegrino Flagship Factory

Shaped by the serpentine run of the Brembo river and the sloping Alpine mountainsides, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group’s winning design for the new 17.500 m2 S.Pellegrino Flagship Factory embraces the surrounding forces of nature and taps into S.Pellegrino’s industrial heritage, guiding visitors through the 30-year journey of the natural mineral water.

S.Pellegrino has selected BIG to develop the new home for one of the most complex and advanced plants in San Pellegrino Terme, where the natural mineral water has been bottled since 1899. BIG and MVRDV were announced as finalists of the invited competition curated by Studio Molinari in October 2016. The winning proposal, designed by BIG, was officially unveiled today at the Feltrinelli Foundation in Milan. The 90-million Euro project is expected to bring economic, tourism, social and employment benefits to local communities and the entire Lombardy Region.

”Today we are laying the first symbolic stone of the Factory, which will become the flagship of our Group,” said Stefano Agostini, President and CEO of the Sanpellegrino Group. “Out of all the projects presented, BIG’s proposal was the most representative of our brand values and our company’s commitment: to restore our role as Made in Italy ambassadors; tell an extraordinary and non-outsourceable story of mineral water; generate real value and benefits for the community in which we operate; enhance the quality of work for our personnel – and therefore, increase production – reinforcing the sense of belonging and passion for working in a progressive, comfortable and gratifying environment.”

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BIG’s proposal for S.Pellegrino’s new home in the heart of Bergamo is an authentic extension of the rational and functional architecture of the existing factory from 1899, and a homage to the classic elements of Italian architecture and urbanism. The arcade, the viale, the piazza and the portico create an architectural environment where production and consumption, nature and architecture, outside and inside, and making and enjoying are accommodated in an integrated way to elevate the experience for visitors as well as S.Pellegrino staff.

“It is with great excitement that we embark on this collaboration with S.Pellegrino. Rather than imposing a new identity on the existing complex, we propose to grow it out of the complex. Like the mineral water itself – the new S.Pellegrino Factory and Experience Lab will seem to spring from its natural source. We propose to wash away the traditional segregation between front and back of house, and to create a seamless continuity between the environment of production and consumption, and preparation and enjoyment.“ Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner, BIG.

BIG’s design is evolved around a well-known architectural element: the archway. The simple and clear character of the expanding and contracting arches throughout the campus, create a multitude of spaces and experiences. Visitors and S.Pellegrino employees will walk through majestic vaults, covered tunnels, arcades and green pergolas that frame the history and heritage of the brand. The architecture’s seriality will reveal parts of the surrounding mountains, from the snowcapped summit to the flowing Brembo river.

“This project is demonstrative of Sanpellegrino Group’s close attention to and strong bond with our territory,” commented Vittorio Milesi, Mayor of San Pellegrino Terme. “The new factory falls under the category of tourism development for our community and we are confident that it will stimulate other initiatives that were started in recent years, but may have been put on hold in the aftermath of the economic crisis.”

BIG, S.Pellegrino and local architects Studio Verticale will collaborate for the next four years, with groundbreaking of the construction to take place in 2018. First priority will be given to the construction of the bridge that will connect the bottling plant to Zogno, which will then connect to the parking structure for heavy vehicles. From 2019-on, focus will be given to the offices, the northern wing of the Factory and the Experience Lab.

Fondazione Prada Milano – Building Information

Name: S.Pellegrino Flagship Factory
Size: 17.500 sqm
Location: San Pellegrino Terme, Bergamo, Italy
Collaborators: Atelier Verticale, West8, Schlaich Bergermann Partner, Front, Arup, Squint/Opera, MIC, BIG Ideas, Studio Piero Castiglioni
Client: Sanpellegrino S.P.A.


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BIG Team Credits
Partners In Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
Project Leader: Jelena Vucic
Team: Lorenz Krisai, Edda Steingrimsdottir, Stephen Steckel, Julie Kaufman, Wells Barber, Derek Wong, Yang Yang Chen, Terrence Chew, Christopher Tron, Lawrence Olivier Mahadoo, Veronica Acosta, Ashton Stare, Gaurav Janey, Maria Eugenia Dominguez Bello, Supakrit Wongviboonsin, Adi Krainer, Josiah Poland, Jennifer Wood, Kelly Neill, Maki Matsubayashi, Francesca Portesine, Veronica Moretti, Gabriella Den Elzen, Denys Kozak, Kristian Hindsber

BIG is a Copenhagen, New York and London based group of architects, designers, builders, and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, interior design, landscape design, product design, research and development. The office is currently involved in a large number of projects throughout Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. BIG’s architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes. BIG believes that in order to deal with today’s challenges, architecture can profitably move into a field that has been largely unexplored. A pragmatic utopian architecture that steers clear of the petrifying pragmatism of boring boxes and the naïve utopian ideas of digital formalism. Like a form of programmatic alchemy we create architecture by mixing conventional ingredients such as living, leisure, working, parking and shopping. By hitting the fertile overlap between pragmatic and utopia, architects once again find the freedom to change the surface of our planet, to better fit contemporary life forms.

S.Pellegrino, Acqua Panna and Sanpellegrino Sparkling Fruit Beverages are international trademarks of Sanpellegrino S.p.A. Distributed in over 140 countries through branches and distributors in all five continents, these products represent quality excellence by virtue of their origins and perfectly interpret Italian style worldwide as a synthesis of pleasure, health and well-being. Founded in 1899, Sanpellegrino S.p.A, part of the Nestlé Waters group, is the leading company in the beverage sector in Italy with its range of mineral waters, non-alcoholic aperitifs, drinks and iced teas. As a major Italian producer of mineral water, it has always been committed to enhancing this primary good for the planet and works responsibly and passionately to ensure that this resource has a secure future.

Luca Molinari Architecture Curatorship & Consulting
With an extensive experience that spans over 30 years including university education and assignments in fields such as architectural research, curatorship, publishing and consulting, Luca Molinari today is supported by a team of skilled professionals with experience in architecture, graphic design, journalism and project management. Luca Molinari Firm’s core mission is to conceive and develop tailored-made projects that can turn visions and needs into tangible projects through an active dialogue with both institutional and private clients.

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Who invented San Pellegrino? ›

Pellegrino is an Italian natural mineral water brand, owned by the company Sanpellegrino S.p.A, part of Swiss company Nestlé since 1997. The principal production plant is located in San Pellegrino Terme in the Province of Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy.

How much is San Pellegrino worth? ›

The largest sparkling water brand in the world is San Pellegrino, with $901 million in sales and a market share of 4.9%. As of 2021, the global sparkling water industry has a market size of $33.43 billion.

Can you visit San Pellegrino factory? ›

Construction is currently under way on the San Pellegrino Factory of the Future, which will be both a sourcing, preparation, and bottling facility and a visitor's center set to start welcoming tourists sometime in 2022 or 2023, according to a representative for the brand.

What is so special about Pellegrino water? ›

Pellegrino bottles come from the Alps. It all begins as snow or rain in the mountains and takes 30 years to trickle down through the foothills and in the process becomes enriched with mineral salts, calcium and magnesium, giving it that signature taste.

What does Pellegrino mean? ›

noun. pilgrim [noun] a person who travels to a holy place. (Translation of pellegrino from the PASSWORD Italian–English Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

What does S Pellegrino stand for? ›

Pellegrino is a fine quality Natural Mineral Water that flows from a natural spring in the San Pellegrino Terme area in Val Brembana, nestled in the foothills of the Italian Alps. S. Pellegrino surfaces naturally enriched with mineral salts.

Is it OK to drink Pellegrino everyday? ›

No evidence suggests that carbonated or sparkling water is bad for you. It's not that harmful to dental health, and it seems to have no effect on bone health. Interestingly, a carbonated drink may even enhance digestion by improving swallowing ability and reducing constipation.

Is San Pellegrino healthier than Coke? ›

1. It's a healthy alternative to sugary sodas. If you opt for sparkling water without added sweeteners, for example, San Pellegrino or Perrier, you can rest assured that sparkling water is a zero-sugar and -calorie alternative to other carbonated beverages like soda.

Can you drink too much Pellegrino? ›

Too much of anything can be bad for your health, and the same is true for sparkling water. Though drinking a can or two a day should generally be okay, Dr. Ghouri warns against making sparkling water an outwardly excessive habit — or completely foregoing flat water for fizzy water exclusively.

Where is the headquarters San Pellegrino factory? ›

The headquarters and main factory of the Sanpellegrino beverage company is located along a narrow riverbank in a valley in Northern Italy, characterized by the sloping Alpine mountainsides and the serpentine run of the Brembo river.

Is San Pellegrino owned by Nestlé? ›

San Pellegrino

This Italian brand is owned by Nestlé. Sourced in the Italian Alps, the water is exported to 145 countries in five continents.

Can you drink San Pellegrino instead of water? ›

San Pellegrino is healthy; like other soda waters, you can consume it instead of water. Soda waters contain a little bit of acid, similar to that found in lemons and limes. And there have been some concerns that it's bad for your teeth.

Is Pellegrino more hydrating than water? ›

If you are sick, or really, dangerously dehydrated, drinking Perrier or San Pellegrino is probably slightly less hydrating than drinking still water or seltzer. In everyday situations, the difference is likely marginal at most. When it comes to Tonic water, you'll find sugar as well as quinine in the mix.

Is it OK to drink mineral water everyday? ›

Mineral water is generally safe to drink. Very little research points to any immediate negative health impacts associated with drinking plain mineral water.

Why does Pellegrino taste so good? ›

In the early 1900s, Pellegrino didn't contain carbon dioxide bubbles. The company added carbonation to preserve the minerals when the bottle was shipped. The added CO2 also made the taste of the water a bit sweeter and crisper than flat water, and was so popular with customers that it's been a staple ever since.

Is Pellegrino French or Italian? ›

Tastefully Italian sparkling water

For more than 120 years, S. Pellegrino sparkling mineral water has been proudly exporting Italian quality around the world to enhance your tasteful moments.

What ethnicity is Pellegrino? ›

Pellegrino is an Italian surname.

Is San Pellegrino Russian? ›

One such company was San Pellegrino. Founded in northern Italy in 1899, today it produces more than 1bn bottles of sparkling water a year, each one covered in red stars.

Who is the CEO of San Pellegrino? ›

Stefano Marini - CEO Sanpellegrino Group at Nestlé - Gruppo Sanpellegrino - The Future We Share | LinkedIn.

Does Pellegrino have lithium? ›

San Pellegrino mineral water contains 200 ug of lithium per liter. At 2 liters per day of water intake, this is 50% of the dose of lithium in NOVOS from commercial commonly available mineral water. Some spring waters in Poland contain between 2.1 and 14.9 mg of lithium per liter (R,R).

Who is San Pellegrino rival? ›

San Pellegrino's top 12 competitors are Dasani, FIJI Water, Aquafina, Eden Springs Espana S.A.U., VOSS, Aqua Maestro, FineWaters, AquaTerra Corporation, Bisleri International Pvt. Ltd, Al Ain Water, Nakd and Evian.

Is San Pellegrino full of sugar? ›

How much sugar has been removed? Prior to the change, our range of beverages contained an average of 9g of sugar per 100ml. The reformulation has removed an average of 40% of the total sugar content compared to the original recipes, reducing it to less than 5g per 100ml.

Is Pellegrino acidic or alkaline? ›

The water from the spring is not naturally carbonated; the San Pellegrino plant adds “carbonation from natural origin.” San Pellegrino is acidic, with a pH of 5.6, and it contains the same minerals as Perrier, plus lithium, silica, and strontium.

What is the healthiest water to drink? ›

Mineral, structured, and pure spring water are some of the healthiest water you can drink because they're clean and contain all the essential minerals your body needs. Filtered water removes contaminants but might also remove essential minerals.

Is San Pellegrino too much sodium? ›

The amounts are not huge, anywhere from 3mg/L (Eska), 12mg/L (Perrier), 32mg/L (Pellegrino) to 118mg/L (Grolsteiner) (3) – none will put you over the recommended intake of sodium.

Which is better Perrier or Pellegrino? ›

It's pretty safe to say that San Pellegrino is the overall better sparkling water. It had more carbonation than Perrier while having a lower pH level, which to us was a huge differentiator. Our blind taste test also revealed a strong preference for San Pellegrino over Perrier.

What is the healthiest soda on the market? ›

Healthy Sodas
  • Sierra Mist is often considered one of the healthiest sodas you can drink because a 12-ounce can contains 140 calories, 35 milligrams of sodium, and 37 grams of carbohydrates.
  • Seagram's Ginger Ale is a classically healthy soda. ...
  • Sprite is the Coca-Cola company's product, similar to PepsiCo's Sierra Mist.
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Is there caffeine in San Pellegrino? ›

Downsides to San Pellegrino are that it may be hard to find and it's caffeine free, compared with Sunkist's 41 milligrams. So, if you're in it for the caffeine, stick to coffee for a healthier energy boost.

What happens if you drink sparkling water everyday? ›

Excessive consumption of sparkling water is not recommended

Although the carbonic acid in sparkling water has no detrimental effect on the pH balance of the body, too much of it might influence stomach acid output and induce bloating, according to Healthline.

Can sparkling water cause kidney stones? ›

Soft drinks, especially colas, seem to increase the risk of repeat kidney stones (Annals of Internal Medicine, Nov. 4, 2014). Mineral water, whether still or sparkling, did not increase the likelihood of a problem.

Is San Pellegrino still in Russia? ›

Fortune 03/21/2022

Nestlé has stopped sending shipments of Nespresso and San Pellegrino to Russia. The consumer packaged goods giant has continued to sell other products in Russia including baby foods, cereals and some pet foods.

What is San Pellegrino named after? ›

It is one of the oldest churches in the Vatican City. The church built by Pope Leo III (750 AD - 816 AD) around 800 first received the name of "San Pellegrino in Naumachia", making reference to the naumachia built northwest of the Castel Sant'Angelo and dedicated by Roman emperor Trajan in 109.

When was San Pellegrino bought by Nestlé? ›

On 19 November 1997, Nestlé S.A. (—Nestlé“) notified the proposed acquisition of the San Pellegrino Group.

Where does San Pellegrino get their water? ›

Pellegrino is a fine quality mineral water that flows from a natural spring in the San Pellegrino Terme area in Val Brembana, nestled in the foothills of the Italian Alps.

What is the most popular bottled water in France? ›

Leading brands of 'Bottled Mineral Water' in France based on the number of consumers are 'Cristaline' with 19,500,570 consumers, followed by 'Evian' with 9,250,520 consumers and 'Perrier' with 8,970,040 consumers in 2021.

What's the difference between soda water and Pellegrino? ›

If this is still hard to wrap your mind around, think of Perrier or San Pellegrino; both of those are sparkling mineral waters, so the bubbles are smaller and finer and the carbonation is naturally occurring. Seltzer and club soda are both examples of what's functionally artificial mineral water.

Where was San Pellegrino invented? ›

The Origin of S. Pellegrino® and its unique taste. Our story begins in the Italian Alps, where S. Pellegrino mineral water flows from a unique single source.


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