The project

Merlata Bloom is the brand-new sustainable shopping center in the heart of the fist Milan-based urban smart district. The complex consists of two futuristic buildings connected to the ex-Expo area/MIND through a pedestrian bridge. It hosts 190 shops, 40 restaurants and pubs, one Fresh Market, 10.000 m² for “innovative and immersive entertainment” and a multiplex cinema. The “Winter Garden” bioclimatic greenhouse is the mall’s pride, of course. With its solar greenhouse system to guarantee optimal comfort even without equipment, this indoor garden provides a temperature-controlled environment – hot during winter and cool during summer. In conclusion, there are indoor gardens and wide terraces to ensure continuous contact with nature, the project’s first inspiration.

For the mall’s coverage, a unique architectural structure with excellent performances has been realised. This structure allows the mall to take advantage of natural light and using it as the principal source of illumination.

Gualini is taking care of the supply and installation of Custom aluminium facade system with structural sealing and three levels of drainage for this project that – starting from the name – is a tribute to sustainability – a value widely shared by the company.


Cantieri Commerciali S.r.l.


january 2022 – 2023



Intended use:

shopping center

Area surface:

Built-up area: 70.000 sqm (commercial)

Facade surface:

10.850 sqm for the Wintergarden coverage (wood), 8.750 sqm for the Membrana coverage (iron)