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A new headquarters for Italian insurance group UnipolSai. The tower will rise in Porta Nuova district, near the 'Library of Trees' public park and the Gae Aulenti Piazza; between UniCredit Tower and Solaria Tower.


The winner project of the international competition is an eco-sustainable iconic tower (mainly composed by glass and wood) designed by Mario Cucinella Architects.


The base is a spacious common hall connected to the main square, an auditorium and a cafeteria. Offices and training areas occupy the tower and a central void stretches from the hall to the highest end of the building. On top, a green terrace hosts several exclusive spaces for meetings and expositions.

 

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Another project competing at the international contest, but discarded.
The proposal was submitted by architecture firm Piuarch

The building is composed by the superposition of two tapes, one continues from the square the other one move upwards. The lower body takes the alignment of the surrounding buildings, it is oriented on the main axis.


The change in the rhythm of the vertical elements of the facade creates different levels of permeability. The green courtyards and the green square/botanical garden, improve comfort of interior spaces and workplaces, contributing to bioclimatic welfare.







The large glass volume houses a green square that stands as fulcrum of the new building. The glass volume opens outward offering different views and perspectives according to their different functions and levels.

 

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Another project competing at the international contest, but discarded.
The proposal was submitted by architecture firm Antonio Citterio and Partners












 

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New renders :)


The new headquarters is charaterized by a fine and functional design, the result of a rigorous project development, through every element of the building, from the building to the facede system, from the interior to the public spaces around the structure, contribute to create an efficient machine without giving anything to the pure formalism.

The building has 23 floors above ground - plus 3 floors underground - and a total area of 31,000 sqm. The facade, with its shaped geometry, is also a methaphor of the web-like system of social relationships. Made of steel, wood and glass the tower will host commercial spaces, a major auditorium of over 270 places, offices and a panoramic office garden with a space for meetings and to host public cultural events.

 

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Some sketches to show the skyline with the new tower


Unipol: il grattacielo di 23 piani che cambierà lo skyline di Porta Nuova
Il grattacielo più spettacolare e sostenibile: legno e vetro su 125 metri concentrici. Il via ai lavori tra gennaio e marzo, la consegna entro il 2018
Comunque seguendo il disegnino del Corriere, questo dovrebbe essere l'impatto sullo skyline completo dal Duomo:D



 

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Hope they rise the tower height as much as possible.
That damn rule! :bash:
 
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