Milan Office Building, Via Turati Milano, New Milanese Architecture, Park Associati

“La Serenissima” office building, Milan

Office Development in Milan design by Park Associati, Italy

19 Oct 2011

Milan Office Building

Design: Park Associati

La Serenissima Milan Office Development

This building is distinguished by the burnished colour finish of the metal structures on the facade, the tinted glass of the curtain wall system, the brown paintwork and the smaller volume used as a residential unit. During its heyday, the building would have been considered modern and technologically advanced. However, in its contemporary condition, many of its undeniably fascinating aspects have proved to be uneconomical particularly in terms of energy saving.

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The new owner has decided to redesign the building respecting the original layout. The design choice has been to recuperate the ground floor and to reassign its generous amount of unused space to commerce (although part of the central green area is kept), and to aim at a new distribution and increased flexibility of the internal office spaces.

Particular attention has been paid to the system of façades. By shifting back the perimeter façades of the building, it has been possible to gain approximately 360 sq m of overall floor space.

This result has also been achieved by creating of a glass skin of variable modules that is able to recompose, like a soft and transparent sheet, the new distribution of the spaces of the ground floor, now accessed via a single entrance. At the end of the whole process of redefining the façades, all of the same style and height, it was decided to emphasize the overhang of the roof, adjusting it to the dimensions of the redevelopment.

La Serenissima office building Milan – Building Information

Refurbishment of “La Serenissima” office building, Via Turati, Milano

Client: Morgan Stanley Sgr S.p.A., Via Turati 25-27, Via Cavalieri 4 (Milano)

2008 Competition
2008-09 Project
2009-11 On site
Dec 2011 expected date of completition

Architectural Project and site supervision:
Park Associati (Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi)
Area: slp 7988.84 sqm
Cost: 11.000.000 Euro

Stuctural&Plants Engineering: General Planning, Milano
Project Management: ECHarris Built Asset Consultancy, Milano
General Contractor: Mangiavacchi e Pedercini S.p.A., Milano
LEED Consulting: Habitech Distretto Tecnologico Trentino S.c.a.r.l., Rovereto

Design Team Park Associati:
Marco Panzeri, Project Manager
Alice Cuteri , Andrea Dalpasso , Marinella Ferrari , Stefano Lanotte , Marco Siciliano , Paolo Uboldi , Fabio Calciati (renderings)

Milan office building images / information from Park Associati

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Location: Via Turati 25-27, Milan, Lombardy, northern Italy

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