PROJECT INFO

Building type:

Offices

Year:

2018

Project Status:

Built

Gross Area:

15000 Sqm

Certificates:

LEED v4 BD+C (Core & Shell) Platinum

Climatic zone:

Temperate

MY LAST SEEN PROJECTS

IMAGES
Thumbnail Engie Headquarters / 0 © Foto Andrea Martiradonna
Thumbnail Engie Headquarters / 1 © Foto Andrea Martiradonna
Thumbnail Engie Headquarters / 2 © Foto Andrea Martiradonna
Thumbnail Engie Headquarters / 3 © Foto Andrea Martiradonna
Thumbnail Engie Headquarters / 4 © Foto Andrea Martiradonna
Thumbnail Engie Headquarters / 5 © Foto Andrea Martiradonna
Thumbnail Engie Headquarters / 6 © Foto Andrea Martiradonna
Thumbnail Engie Headquarters / 7 © Foto Andrea Martiradonna
Thumbnail Engie Headquarters / 8 © Foto Andrea Martiradonna
Thumbnail Engie Headquarters / 9
Thumbnail Engie Headquarters / 10
Thumbnail Engie Headquarters / 11 © Original Building Foto Andrea Martiradonna

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The project proposes the hard retrofitting of a poor architectural quality building from the beginning of the ‘80s, outdated in terms of energy and distribution. The refurbishment converts the building into a contemporary property suited to the developing surrounding area, which has recently acquired strategic importance because of the opening of the new underground station. A relevant focus of the project is on the improvement of the building's energy performance, in order to achieve standards of excellence.
By adjusting the volumes of the two ground-floor reception areas, the heart of the building's connections has shifted to the urban fabric towards the underground station and the main boulevard. It has been given due prominence to the green area, which is currently also visible from the street. The flexibility of interior office spaces as well as the façade system was reconsidered, with a view to adapting them to the current energy-saving and soundproofing requirements. The building was taken apart, the composition of the various volumes re-proportioned and re-adjusted in order to achieve a much lighter and articulated configuration.
Anew porter's lodge has been positioned right at the front of the property, consisting of a complex system of transparent glass and press-bent sheet metal seamlessly merging with the fence of the building's property. Still within the perimeters of the site, an overhanging roof offers protection to the building's guests.
The ceiling-to-floor design of the new insulated double-glazing façade makes the most of the transparent casing and allows for a full visual connection between the workplace and the external environment.
A compositional layer outlined by horizontal and vertical anodised aluminium intradoses, designed in such way as to fragment the building's size, has been super-imposed onto the design of the various glass modules.

AWARDS

18 - Global Architecture and Design Awards, 1 Price,Category Renovation

2018 - Architecture Masterprize Award - Honorable Mention - Category: Renovation

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Photovoltaics

Rainwater harvesting

SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY

A relevant focus of the operation is on the improvement of the building's energy performance, to achieve standards of excellence.
Taking care of the most various aspects, a Class E building was transformed into a Class A3 building, Leed Platinum certified (one of the six in Milan), which implies great savings on the tenant’s water consumption and on the landscape project’s irrigation.
The glass envelope’s transmittance reaches 0.7 W/m2K, well below the average of medium-high quality buildings in Milan. The most innovative generation systems implies ceiling radiant panels that offer efficiency and energy savings. The roof is equipped for its entire surface with photovoltaic panels with a peak power of 35kw. The flexibility of interior office spaces is updated to energy-saving and soundproofing requirements. A computerized system will be able to regulate and supervise all the building’s technological systems, to signal alarms, to schedule maintenance operations as well as to control the lightings. The green area, covering a total area of 5.100 sqm, will be planted mainly with shrubs to ensure limited water consumption, and alimented through an automatic irrigation system connected to a rainwater storage tank. The environmental qualities of the project contribute to the renovated image of the building.

ENERGY DATA

Energy consumption:

N/A (N/A )

Consumption type:

Annual carbon footprint:

N/A (N/A )

Climate zone:

Temperate

Min. temperature =

N/A

Max temperature =

N/A

RH =

N/A

Temperate

No product info available

CLIENT

Client:

Generali Real Estate SGR S.p.A. Fondo “Effepi Real Estate”

DESIGNERS

Architect:

Park Associati (Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi)

Architect:

Alessandro Rossi, Project Leader

CONSULTANTS

Green certification consultant:

Rina Service

Structural Engineer:

General Planning

CONTRACTORS

OTHER PROJECTS BY TEAM

Thumbnail La Serenissima Office Building

Via Filippo Turati, 25, 20121 Milano, Italia | 2012

La Serenissima Office Building

Park Associati (Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi) | Park Associati

Offices | LEED v3 BD+C (Core & Shell)

SIMILAR PROJECTS

Thumbnail Taekwang Green Office

Subang, West Java, Indonesia | 2014

Taekwang Green Office

PT. Indonesia Environment Consultant

Offices | LEED v3 BD+C (New Construction)

Thumbnail TNT Centre

Hoofddorp, The Netherlands | 2011

TNT Centre

Paul De Ruiter Architects | Paul de Ruiter Architects

Offices | LEED v2.2 NC

Thumbnail VeluxLab

Milan, Italy | 2013

VeluxLab

ATelier2

Offices

Thumbnail La Serenissima Office Building

Via Filippo Turati, 25, 20121 Milano, Italia | 2012

La Serenissima Office Building

Park Associati (Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi) | Park Associati

Offices | LEED v3 BD+C (Core & Shell)

Thumbnail Energy Park - Building 03

Via Energy Park, 20871 Torri Bianche MB, Italy | 2009

Energy Park - Building 03

Garretti Associati | Garretti Associati Srl

Offices | LEED v2.0 CS

Thumbnail Bullitt Center

Seattle, WA, USA | 2012

Bullitt Center

The Miller Hull Partnership | Bullitt Center Foundation

Offices

Thumbnail Ardeko

Boulogne-Billancourt, France | 2013

Ardeko

Baumschlager Eberle

Offices | LEED v3 BD+C (Core & Shell)

Thumbnail Isozaki Tower

Milano, Italia | 2013

Isozaki Tower

Arata Isozaki e Andrea Maffei | Manens-Tifs

Offices | LEED v3 BD+C (Core & Shell) | LEED v3 BD+C (Core & Shell)

Thumbnail IBN Institute

Wageningen, The Netherlands | 1998

IBN Institute

Behnisch Architekten

Offices

Thumbnail Genzyme Center

Cambridge, MA, USA | 2004

Genzyme Center

Behnisch Architekten

Offices | LEED v2.2 NC

Thumbnail Foundry

London N1 7RU, UK | 2012

Foundry

Cullinan Studio

Offices | BREEAM 2008 UK Offices

Thumbnail One Angel Square

Manchester, Manchester, UK | 2012

One Angel Square

3DReid

Offices | BREEAM 2008 UK Offices

Thumbnail Brussels Environment

Brussels, Belgium | 2014

Brussels Environment

cepezed architects

Offices | BREEAM International New Construction 2013

Thumbnail Pearl River Tower

Guangzhou, Guangdong, China | 2013

Pearl River Tower

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Offices | LEED v3 BD+C (Core & Shell)

Thumbnail Geelen Counterflow

6081 Haelen, Netherlands | 2015

Geelen Counterflow

ARCHION . | ARCHION

Offices | BREEAM New Construction 2011 (UK)

Thumbnail 1200 Intrepid

Philadelphia, PA, USA | 2016

1200 Intrepid

BIG Bjarke Ingels Group

Offices | LEED v3 BD+C (Core & Shell)

Thumbnail Goito58

Rome, Italy | 2012

Goito58

Chapman Taylor

Offices | LEED v3 BD+C (Core & Shell) | BREEAM 2015 International In-Use

Thumbnail

Via Umberto Forti, 1, 56121 Montacchiello PI, Italia | 2016

"Umberto Forti" Headquarters

ATIproject S.r.l.

Offices | LEED v4 BD+C (New Construction)

Thumbnail Prysmian HQ

Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy | 2017

Prysmian HQ

Maurizio Varratta Architects | DEGW .

Offices | LEED v3 BD+C (New Construction)

Thumbnail Diamond Tower - Porta Nuova Varesine

Viale della Liberazione, 20124 Milano MI, Italia | 2017

Diamond Tower - Porta Nuova Varesine

Proger s.p.a | GreeningLab Specialist in Green Building

Offices | LEED v3 ID+C (Commercial Interiors)

Thumbnail Edificio Uffici - Bernina

Via Bernina, 12, 20159 Milano MI, Italia | 2012

Edificio Uffici - Bernina

RED s.c.r.l. | GreeningLab Specialist in Green Building

Offices | LEED v3 BD+C (Core & Shell)

Thumbnail NOI Techpark

Via Alessandro Volta, 13, 39100 Bolzano BZ, Italia | 2017

NOI Techpark

Chapman Taylor

Offices | LEED v4 ND (Neighborhood Development)