A tower, weaving strands of linear mid-rise office space, and interconnected public spaces comprise this highly awarded, highly sustainable headquarters complex in Milan.
Palazzo Lombardia provides office and support spaces in a form that is efficient, flexible, and accessible to the public, along with outdoor gathering places intended to enhance public life and stimulate regeneration of the district.
In both scale and materiality, the podium relates to the surrounding neighborhood, while the 160-meter-tall tower addresses the nearby Pirelli Tower, the government’s former headquarters and a major icon of the modern era. The lively formal dialogue between the two structures evokes and enriches their intimate functional relationship: the Pirelli Tower will continue to serve as the government’s institutional base, while Palazzo Lombardia will serve as its administrative seat.
SITE: Part of the Garibaldi-Repubblica urban enhancement and upgrading area
COMPONENTS: 141,000 m2 / 1,510,000 ft2 gross area; office complex and tower, glass-enclosed central plaza, multi-use auditorium, exhibition space, restaurant, linear public park, underground parking
CLIENT: Regione Lombardia
PCF&P SERVICES: Architecture, exterior envelope, interior design of public spaces
SUSTAINABILITY: Extensive energy-saving measures, including one-meter-cavity active climate wall
Best Tall Building Europe Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, 2012
Global Awards for Excellence: Finalist Urban Land Institute, 2012
The International Architecture Award Chicago Athenaeum / European Centre, 2012
Dedalo Minosse International Prize: Special Prize Caoduro ALA - Assoarchitetti, l'Arca and Regione del Veneto, 2011
The American Architecture Award Chicago Athenaeum, 2011
Award of Excellence American Institute of Architects, New York State Chapter, 2013
Design Award of Excellence Society of American Registered Architects, 2012