The building built in the 1970s is located at Viale della Liberazione 16/18 in Milan.
The building is in a strategic urban location and is close to Porta Garibaldi area, which has been undergoing deep transformations in the recent years. It dialogues perfectly with the architectural present nearby, such as the new Varesine towers and the new Porta Nuova building complex. With ten floors above ground plus two existing underground floors, it has a gross floor area of about 25,000 m2.
The choice of LEED® certification is according with the property’s green environmental plan. Generali Real Estate is committed to being the real estate industry leader in environmental sustainability and energy management. Since 2009, Generali Real Estate (GRE) has adopted the Environmental Policy of the Generali Group, aimed at ensuring environmental protection and pollution prevention and contributing to sustainable development.
The renovation covers all active building systems as well as all building surfaces, the construction of two new floors, including a system of new terraces located on the highest floors. A new system of exterior elevators and public spaces (especially on the ground floor) was designed with the aim of establishing and strengthening the connection between public and private spaces. The main facades are characterized by modularity due to the presence of the existing structure; this pre-existing condition offered the designers the opportunity to optimize the facade according to exposure using high-performance glass, which differs according to orientation. At the same time, the maximum daylight is guaranteed to maximize occupant comfort. The installed plant systems are high-efficiency and combine space conditioning needs with the use of renewable resources (photovoltaic panels for electricity generation and groundwater heat pumps for heating and cooling).
Viale della Liberazione 16/18, 20124 Milano (MI)
Client: Fondo Mascagni of Generali Real Estate S.p.A
Intended Use: Offices
Period of construction: 2015 – 2019
Area: 25,000 sqm
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* U.S. entity involved in the development of the LEED® certification protocol.