|MILAN, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Today, S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water has announced the launch of an international tender for the redesign of its factory and bottling plant, located at the source of the iconic mineral water, San Pellegrino Terme, Italy. S.Pellegrino has identified four of the world’s most distinguished architecture firms to present their unique artistic visions for the remodelling of the factory.
This exciting endeavor aims to celebrate the heritage, special source and terroir of S.Pellegrino, while also promoting new standards of efficiency, environmental sustainability and compliance. Further, this project will support the revitalization of the historic region, harkening back to the golden age of San Pellegrino Terme, at the height of the Belle Époque, when the town served as an exclusive destination for European aristocracy.
The award-winning architecture firms vying to bring this mission to life include:
On September 15, 2016, the four projects will be presented to a judging committee overseen by Luca Molinari, a leading architecture professor, critic and historian. The committee will be comprised of Marco Settembri, Executive Vice President Nestlé S.A., Head of Nestlé Waters, Magdi Batato, Executive Vice President Nestlé S.A., Head of Operations, and Stefano Agostini, President & CEO of Sanpellegrino. Following the September presentation, the committee will welcome additional representatives to join in the judging process.
“I am particularly proud of this project,” said Stefano Agostini, President and CEO of the Sanpellegrino Group. “Through this initiative, we intend to further promote the quality and uniqueness of the territory where S.Pellegrino originates. We have invited four architecture firms of international stature to take part in this tender to design the new home of S.Pellegrino, which will become the signature of our Group and welcome visitors from all corners of the world.”