Via Vittor Pisani, an axis connecting Piazza della Repubblica and Piazza Duca D'Aosta, is a context characterized by strong urban and architectural elements. These characters play a key role in guiding the project in its development, with due sensitivity.
The alignments of the adjacent facades are respected, all the way to the roof, where a fully glazed volume is placed, surrounded by a large green terrace, from which to enjoy a view of the entire city.
The intervention on the building at 22 Via Pisani, built by engineer De Molinari in 1962, involves relocating part of the surface even at the basement level, allowing the floor plan to be freed up and green spaces to be created in the heart of the property area. The building is designed with attention to the principles of sustainability to achieve LEED Platinum WELL certification.
Considering the limitations of the site, the new office complex was designed to maximize the gross floor area currently on site while respecting the alignment with the adjacent buildings, the façade line, the level of the arcade that confirms the proportions and rhythm of the columns representative of the vertical character of the entire avenue.
The office development features an additional volume above the large terrace on level 8, where the most representative offices are located, which is completely transparent with a 360-degree view of the Milan skyline. The main volume of the building is made with a pre-assembled modular curtain wall system, characterized by extruded white ceramic elements with an additional layer of shading devices.
The facades were developed through solar studies to optimize the illumination of interior spaces during seasonal cycles.
The elements that mark the pitch are customized by identifying four different types according to their orientation, creating a different perception of the facades.
In order to produce a solution in line with the highest standards of energy efficiency and achieve LEED Platinum certification, we set ourselves the goal of ensuring the highest results in terms of building envelope performance and the highest plant efficiency.
State-of-the-art structural solutions ensured speed of construction.
Ceramic façade elements are designed according to the orientation of the building and coated with a special invisible water-based titanium dioxide film that imparts self-cleaning and antibacterial properties. Hazardous gases such as nitrogen and sulfur oxides are converted into inert salts, purifying the air of most pollutants. Due to this property of making the air in the surrounding environment healthier, the building has been called a hidden forest.
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