Milano - Italia
Design Studio: Pringle Brandon di Londra
Products supplied: 3700 sqm. Evoplus double plate partition, 1000 sqm. EvoExecutive solid, 2500 sqm. Evoexecutive storage wall and 400 EvoDoor
The building is part of a complex of three towers located in the urban re qualification project "Porta Nuova" near Corso Como and Garibaldi Station, signed by the Argentine architect César Pelli and built by the Hines Group.
The three skyscrapers are positioned in a semicircle around the pedestrian square dedicated to the architect Gae Aulenti, where there are shops, bars and restaurants.
The Unicredit tower is the most impressive building and with its 231 meters of height (32 floors) it stands as the tallest building in Italy. The spire, 85 meters high, represents the characterizing element of the entire project.
Its spiral shape that tends to thin upwards is a quote from the main spire of Milan Cathedral with which it communicates at a distance.
The three buildings that make up the complex represent a project of excellence in terms of eco-sustainability and have the Leed Gold certification, "green" stamp issued by the US Green Building Council which has certified for these structures the significant reduction in energy consumption, the reduction of use of drinking water and the reuse of rainwater, the almost total recycling of construction waste and the use of locally sourced building materials.
The study of the interior of the Unicredit towers, designed by the architects of Pringle Brandon in London, has been designed, studied and realized to interpret new needs and respond to a new way of working. Thousands of employees will be welcomed in modern and bright open spaces along with executive offices.
Great importance has been given to common areas such as auditoriums, meeting rooms, break areas, which occupy about 30% of total surfaces, to which are added open and totally transparent environments. The new office spaces have been designed to share experiences and information, facilitate collaboration and networking and eliminate inefficiencies resulting from travel between offices. Methis contributed to the project supplying partition and storage walls in 39 floors located in the three buildings. In few months Methis manufactured and installed 3700 sqm of double-plate glazed partition wall,1000 sqm. of solid partition, 2500 sqm. of storage walls and about 400 doors, responding to the needs of the client with productive flexibility and great ability to coordinate installation. The transparency of the double-plate glazed partition and the simplicity of the aluminum construction elements combine the minimalist design of the wall with high performance in terms of structural solidity, acoustic comfort and safety.
The acoustic privacy within the offices has been achieved through the integrated design of sound insulated partition walls, acoustic doors, false ceilings and acoustic partitions. From the point of view of environmental sustainability, Methis participated in the LEED certification procedures of buildings providing all the contribution counts related to their partitions. The innovative Unicredit headquarter is a project destined to be appreciated all over the world as it contains the values of excellence and quality typical of Made in Italy. Methis is proud of having contributed to the realization of this important project which proofs the productive and managerial know how that Methis is able to offer to the world of architecture, both in Italy and on international markets.