“We chose this project because it embodies the future. We want it to be an iconic building, which represents the moment we live and can remain over time as a valid example of architecture and art” explained Aldo Mazzocco (AD Generali Real estate).
“We propose a portico created by a hanging structure. With a light roof and thin columns working in tension to prevent uplift, the building’s canopy serves as an inverse portico blurring the boundary public and private, indoor and outdoor. Throughout the urban history of Milan, as an axis traditionally is symbolized by a set of twin buildings and a gate. With CityLife, the twin building creates a new typology that blur between interior and exterior, creating both an entry and significant destination for Milan” Bjarke Ingels.
Like the San Pellegrino Flagship Factory project, the City Wave project is the winner of a competition by invitation with the participation of international studios. The design focuses on sustainability and the use of renewable energy, meeting the guidelines of the LEED, WELL and WiredScore certifications. The architectural lighting of office and work environments is increasingly attentive and sensitive to issues of wellbeing and visual comfort, where the design is based on attention to the user’s view, lighting indoors and environmental sustainability and compliance with current regulations.
The building is transformed into a large light source, producing sufficient illuminance levels to light up the surrounding outdoor space, reproducing the moonlight in the night landscape. The pole-mounted luminaires, in line with the existing design of the area, will only be used for the public green routes, producing chiaroscuro and shadows similar to those produced by daylight. The light emitted outside by the large glass surfaces forms a kind of luminous base. It detaches the buildings from the ground, visually expanding the space of the portico, generating a floating building, like a luminous lantern that becomes the new reference and meeting point for citizens and city users.
Bjarke Ingels Group
Atelier Verticale Architects
Bjarke Ingels Group
2020 – In progress
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