Siemens Real Estate
Marco Giorgio (coordinator)
Francesca Cesa Bianchi
Promoted by Siemens Real Estate, the 180,000 sqm master plan for the new Siemens Headquarters in Milan – the first 103,000 sqm phase of which is to be completed by the year 2011 – will include 80,000 sqm of office space and services and a 30,000 sqm public park.
The proposal is based on a 4-part system of courtyards placed in along the east-west axis. Its homogenous three-storey base is punctuated by a series of towers and vertical elements of varying heights that, given their dislocated positions, give a sensation of movement and differentiated rhythm to the whole structure. A series of strips, characterized by different uses of the space and the changing densities and types of the green spaces, present in all of them, mark the organizational principle underlying the project.
The project is thus based on an articulated and flexible system, that is able to transmit a single, distinct and corporate image, and sustainable design that combines active and passive energy saving strategies.