Building D by Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel tops out in Milan

Building D

ACPV celebrates the topping out of Building D, the second office complex to be completed in the Symbiosis business district of Covivio, in Milan, Italy. Soon after the completion of the adjacent NEXXT Fastweb Headquarters by ACPV, the new building will redefine the idea of workspace as a place that can adapt to employees’ personal and professional needs.

As a highly energy-efficient building designed with social sustainability in mind, Building D is a timely response to the major developments currently underway in the south of Milan. The new 20,000-sqm Building D comprises two superimposed volumes: a shorter, four-floor-high portion – including mezzanine levels, double-height volumes, and roof structure – whose top floors cantilever over Via Orobia with a landscaped roof garden; and a taller, nine-floor-high portion – including roofing – with generous spatial arrangements for office spaces and commercial spaces on the ground floor.

The green outdoor area on the 75-sqm roof provides building users with a one-of-a-kind opportunity for a casual walk or physical exercise. Building D will aim to earn WELL Core certification (minimum score Bronze), and will adhere to LEED Core & Shell Platinum standards. Building D integrates a wide range of functions that respond to workers’ evolving needs. The building’s flexible layout facilitates agile work processes, fostering interaction through collaborative workspaces and allowing people to connect seamlessly with people working remotely.

Not only does this optimized use of space bring advantages from a business productivity perspective, but it also allows the building to absorb new functions that diversify the ways in which people can experience the workplace. The kitchenette, the gym, the resting and hotel rooms of Building D ensure workers can access all essential facilities without needing to leave the premises. Source by Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel.

  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Architect: Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel
  • Project Team: Antonio Citterio, Patricia Viel, with Mauro Novazzi, and Alessandra Guadagnino, Domenico Cattolico, Alessandro Marini, Silvia Pirrera, Nicolò Rosmarini, Daniele Raimondi
  • Client: Covivio
  • Year: 2021
  • Photographs: Giulio Boem, Courtesy of ACPV

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