The project proposes a complete renovation of a poor architectural quality building from the beginning of the ‘80s, outdated in terms of energy and distribution.

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Andrea Martiradonna

ArchitectPark Associati
Client: GENERALI REAL ESTATE SGR S.P.A. -Effepi Real Estate Fund
Location: Via Chiese 72-74, Milan
Year: 2018
Area: 12,000 m2
Design Team: Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi, Alessandro Rossi (Project Leader), Marco Siciliano, Lorenzo, Merloni, Antonio Cinquegrana, Davide Pojaga, Marco Vitalini, Elena Ghetti, Fabio Calciati (Rendering), Mario Frusca (Rendering)
Photography: Andrea Martiradonna, Mario Frusca

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Andrea Martiradonna

From the architect: The refurbishment converts the building into a contemporary property suited to the developing surrounding area, which has recently acquired strategic importance because of the opening of the new underground station. A relevant focus of the project is on the improvement of the building's energy performance, in order to achieve standards of excellence.

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Andrea Martiradonna

By adjusting the volumes of the two ground-floor reception areas, the heart of the building's connections has shifted to the urban fabric towards the underground station and the main boulevard. It has been given due prominence to the green area, which is currently also visible from the street. The flexibility of interior office spaces as well as the façade system was reconsidered, with a view to adapting them to the current energy-saving and soundproofing requirements. The building was taken apart, the composition of the various volumes re-proportioned and re-adjusted in order to achieve a much lighter and articulated configuration.

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Andrea Martiradonna

Anew porter's lodge has been positioned right at the front of the property, consisting of a complex system of transparent glass and press-bent sheet metal seamlessly merging with the fence of the building's property. Still within the perimeters of the site, an overhanging roof offers protection to the building's guests.

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Andrea Martiradonna

The ceiling-to-floor design of the new insulated double-glazing façade makes the most of the transparent casing and allows for a full visual connection between the workplace and the external environment. A compositional layer outlined by horizontal and vertical anodised aluminium intradoses, designed in such way as to fragment the building's size, has been super-imposed onto the design of the various glass modules.

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Andrea Martiradonna

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Andrea Martiradonna

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Andrea Martiradonna

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Mario Frusca | Park Associati

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Andrea Martiradonna

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Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Mario Frusca | Park Associati

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Andrea Martiradonna

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Andrea Martiradonna

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Mario Frusca | Park Associati

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Mario Frusca | Park Associati

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Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Mario Frusca | Park Associati

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Mario Frusca | Park Associati

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Mario Frusca | Park Associati

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Mario Frusca | Park Associati

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Mario Frusca | Park Associati

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Mario Frusca | Park Associati

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Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
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Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Mario Frusca | Park Associati

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Alessandro Rossi | Park Associati

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Andrea Martiradonna - Existing situation view south-west. Building 1983

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Andrea Martiradonna - Existing situation view south-east. Building 1984

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Mario Frusca | Park Associati

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Mario Frusca | Park Associati

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Mario Frusca | Park Associati

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati
© Park Associati

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati

Engie Headquarters in Milan by Park Associati

The project proposes a complete renovation of a poor architectural quality building from the beginning of the 80s, outdated in terms of energy and distribution

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