New Garage Italia Customs headquarters, Milan (Italy)
Architect Michele De Lucchi was commissioned by businessman Lapo Elkann and chef Carlo Cracco to renovate the historic AGIP service station designed by architect Mario Bacciocchi in the 1950s and strongly wanted by Enrico Mattei. The building – one of the most distinctive of its time – is characterised by a highly plastic round front, cantilevered shelters and details recalling the curves of the main volume. The service station remained in operation until the 1980s. It is still in fairly good condition and requires careful preservation. Garage Italian Customs’ car customisation workshop will open on the ground floor, while the first floor will host chef Carlo Cracco’s new restaurant.
Garage Italia Customs Srl
2015 – 2017
aMDL – Arch. Michele De Lucchi