Building C comprises a low building with five storeys above ground level and a tower block that rises to a height of nearly eighty metres.
The plan is courtyard-style, with the lower block running parallel to Via Rizzoli; at the end overlooking the Lambro river, the court rises to form a square tower visible from the nearby city by-pass motorway.
The entire construction is evenly clad on all sides with a double skin, consisting of modular metal panels and an outer glass cladding, held in place by aluminium fixtures. A large, sculptural organism, simple in its geometry, and a glazed screen-printed surface with a gleam that changes according to the time of day, weather conditions and seasons.
The strip windows on each floor “cut into” the modular cladding, with some points of continuity left here and there. The building’s interior spaces are populated on a daily basis by around 1,100 people, who occupy the modular, open-plan offices organised with innovative, flexible partition system that convey a strong sense of the corporate identity.
Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca, Giovanni La Varra
Marco Giorgio (Coordinamento progetto), Marco Brega, Dino Polverino, Daniele Barillari, Mara Mior
photo credits: Paolo Rosselli