PORTA NUOVA BUILDING

This building is part of the Porta Nuova urban renewal project in the heart of Milan. It has an area of about 22,500 square metres distributed over five stories and a ground floor for an overall height of 26 metres, in contrast with the general plan which calls for much taller buildings.
Cities: MILAN
Countries: ITALY
Categories: MIXED USE
Engineering: MANENS-TIFS | TEKNE INGEGNERIA
Designer: PIUARCH
Inaugurazione: 2013
The commercial portion is contained along a portico on ground level, while the five upper levels are for offices. The simple and sinuous form of the building articulates and integrates two volumes in a single element distinguished by a deep central fissure. 
The two façades are treated differently: the one facing north is characterized by large windows, while the curved southern façade is protected by a system of sun blinds. The building, incorporates a system of internal courtyards with coloured walls. 

Photo credits: Andrea Martiradonna
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