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Lucky Italian Town Gets a Haute Grocery Store with a Wild Roof

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All photos by Meraner &amp; Hauser Photography via <a href="">Designboom</a>
All photos by Meraner & Hauser Photography via Designboom

Built along the contours of the landscape, the stone retaining wall surrounding this new grocery store in Collalbo, Italy curves and undulates like the meadows it borders. The flat and broad roof, however, stands out. Built by Italian firm Messner Architects, the building features a roof dramatically cantilevered on three pillars, creating a forecourt for customers to stand, wait, meet and chat. Filtering through light in patches, the large cut-outs on the roof gives it a lightness, as if it were floating on top of the curved glass facade.

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