Unicredit Tower, E1-E2 Building, Porta Nuova Garibaldi
Customer: Hines Italia SGR spa
Architect: Cesar Pelli – Piuarch
Surface: 115.000 m² (towers+podium) – 30.000 m² (E1, E2 building)
Notes: LEED® Gold Certification (Unicredit Tower) – LEED® Silver Certification (E1, E2 building)
The “Porta Nuova” project covers an urban area of over 290.000 m2 and is the largest urban redevelopment work ever carried out in the center of Milan which represents a landmark in Italy and Europe for the sustainable development.
The core of the complex is “Gae Aulenti” square, a circular half-covered space with a diameter of 100 m, characterized by a large central pool, entirely pedestrian and raised of 6 m from the street level; from this elevated space (“Podium”) rise “Tower A” (152 m high for 31 floors in addition to 78 m of the spire), “Tower B” (112 m high for 21 floors) and “Tower C” (62 m high for 11 floors).
The complex now houses UniCredit Headquarters, which has transferred to the structure its 4,000 employees previously scattered in the 26 operational offices of the city of Milan.
The E1-E2 building has a surface of about 30,000 m² distributed over five stories and a ground floor for an overall height of 26 metres, in contrast with the three UniCredit office towers.
The commercial portion is contained along a portico on ground level, while the five upper levels are for offices.