Intesa Sanpaolo Tower - Turin
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Intesa Sanpaolo Tower

Place: Turin
Customer: Gruppo Intesa Sanpaolo (on behalf of Renzo Piano Building Workshop)
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Year: 2007 – 2013
Surface: 80.000 m²
Notes: ITACA/SBC Certification | LEED® Platinum Certification

The design for the new Intesa Sanpaolo headquarters is both an environmental/social laboratory and an urban project.

The project, developed by RPBW studio, has as its main objective the tying of the building to the fabric and life of the city by combining private and public spaces and functions.

The new tower, mainly glass-fronted, is 166 meters high with 43 storeys.

It accommodates two volumes of equal size which can be used by the City as well: the lower one, with a transparent hall and a multifunctional auditorium, thanks to its flexibility can be transformed according to the event (conference, concert, exhibition) while the upper one, elevated above the city, accommodates inside a glass greenhouse, overlapping one another, a restaurant overlooking a garden, an exhibition room and a cafeteria with a balcony and a panoramic view.

The Bank’s operational and executive functions are concentrated in the centre of the tower.

The highrise is a bioclimatic building where specific design solutions guarantee the best levels of advanced sustainability. Technical solutions include: double skin facades, ventilated double slabs, ground water heat pumps, PV solar panels, hot water solar panels, integrated day-lighting and artificial lighting controls, LED lighting, demand controlled ventilation.


• Overall area occupied by the building 110,262 m²
• Total surface: 80,000 m² (2.000 workstations and common areas like meeting and conference rooms, canteen, café, kindergarten and fitness area).
• Maximum above‐ground height: 166.26 m
• No. of elevator facilities (lifts + escalators): 25 + 4
• Auditorium capacity: 364

• Heating pump with underground water (4,3 MW thermal, 4,7 MW cooling)
• Double skin facades
• Enthaphy heat recovers
• Photovoltaic system
• Solar-thermal system
• Bioclimate greenhouse


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