Project description

The building, built in 1930 and consisting of three irregular volumes making up an internal courtyard, is located in the centre of Milan, very close to piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square). The prestigious location and the very smart façade architecture, with big Doric columns, give the building an important value. The building is strategically symbolic thanks to the presence of important surrounding banks and holding companies.

The preservation and restoration project promoted by Kryalos SGR included the general redevelopment of the building complex, whose structural works were designed and projected by CEAS. The demolition of the existing skylight on the first floor and the construction of a new metalwork slab supporting the new internal courtyard were particularly challenging. The creation of a new reinforced concrete flower box replacing the skylight on the mezzanine floor of via Silvio Pellico is a new distinguishing element too. The internal courtyard as a whole is spectacular, thanks to the construction of the new metalwork balconies.

The building, built by Mr Borio Mangiarotti and designed by Mr Paolo Asti, obtained the LEED Platinum certification. In addition to the insertion of green rooftops, the choice of plants supplied with renewable sources and the creation of a new high level energy control covering, great attention was paid to the worksite management. That is why materials with low dust propagation and a significant percentage of recycled materials, chemical products with low levels of volatile organic compounds, and wood from controlled habitat forests were used.