THE GENERALI TOWER

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 by Zaha Hadid Architects / Milan, Italy

 

THE GENERALI TOWER

 

The Generali Tower – Torre Generali – designed by Zaha Hadid Architects will be completed in 2017. The building has 44 floors and stands 170 metres high.

The Generali Tower is directly linked with the shopping mall of the CityLife Shopping. Its imposing double-height lobby leads directly to the Piazza Tre Torri, where the station of the new M5 underground railway line is located. Access for vehicles is provided by an innovative underground road system with lifts from the carparks directly to the Tower’s lobby and the shopping mall.

The tower has been conceived as a sequence of floors rotating around a vertical axis, with a system of 18 inclined pillars arranged around the perimeter of each floor. These pillars, inclined at variable angles, are distinctive features of the architectural design of the Generali Tower.

The facade of the tower covers a 15,000 sq.m surface and will consist of a dual-skin system to guarantee the aesthetic torsion effect on the outer skin and maximum energy efficiency through the inner skin. Combined with a chilled-beam conditioning system, the façade will deliver excellent energy performance and comfort inside the building.

The tower’s central core houses 10 lifts; travelling at a speed of 7 metres/second, they will take people to the top floor in less than 36 seconds.The construction of the Tower has been assigned to the general contractor C.M.B.of Carpi, which is also handling the detailed design.

Like the other towers, the Generali Tower has already obtained LEED™ pre-certification with a GOLD rating, meeting the environmental sustainability requirements of the LEED™ international standards.

CITYLIFE

CityLife is the project for the redevelopment of Milan’s historic Fiera di Milano neighbourhood. Covering a total area of 36.6 sq.m, it is one of Europe’s largest urban development areas and has been designed by distinguished architects Zaha Hadid, Arata Isozaki and Daniel Libeskind. CityLife is a balanced mix of private and public facilities, including apartments, offices, a shopping mall and the second-largest public park in central Milan, as well as Europe’s first golf driving range in a city centre. The heart of the area will be the innovative Business and Shopping District comprising the three towers and the Tre Torri plaza, with shops, amenities, restaurants and entertainment areas overlooking the Park. Attention to sustainability and respect for the environment are distinguishing features of the entire area: the residences have Class A energy certification and will use predominantly renewable energy sources; the three towers have already obtained LEED™ pre-certification, with a Gold rating. The development will also be the largest pedestrian area in Milan, with roads and carparks built underground. CityLife is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Generali Group.

GENERALI GROUP

The Generali Group is one of the largest global insurers, with 2014 total premium income of more than €70 billion. With 78,000 employees worldwide serving 72 million clients in more than 60 countries, the Group occupies a leadership position on West European markets and an increasingly important place on markets in Central Eastern Europe and Asia. In 2015, Generali was named as one of the world’s 50 smartest companies by the MIT Technology Review. Generali is the only insurance company in the ranking.

TECHNICAL REVIEW

J&A/Ramboll UK

G. Montagna

V. Guagenti

G. Saluzzi

A. Ferrari

A. Ravasio

A. Garcia

ARCHITETTONICO

Zaha Hadid Architects

IMPIANTI

Manens Tifs

Max Fordham

STRUTTURE

Redesco Progetti srl

Holzner Bertagnolli

SOSTENIBILITA’ E COMMSSIONING

Hilson Moran Italia

ACUSTICA

Cole Jarman

SISTEMI DI ELEVAZIONE

Jappsen Ingenieure

ANTINCENDIO

S. Mistretta

COLLABORATORI

DESIGN CRITERIA AND SPECIFICATIONS

CLIENT

CITYLIFE

AMMINISTRATORE DELEGATO: A. Borghi

DIRETTORE TECNICO: M. Beccati

PROJECT MANAGER: M. Migotto

WORKS MANAGEMENT

C. Guido – Studio In.Pro s.r.l.

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

CMB Cooperativa Muratori e Braccianti di Carpi

PROJECT MANAGER: M. Cruciani

DIRETTORE DI CANTIERE T. Salvo

RESPONSABILE PRODUZIONE: A. Musumeci

PROGETTAZIONE/PLANNING A. Tegon

PLANNING:  F. Zanetti

SUPPLIES P. Colombo

SITE  G. Musumeci

CONSULTANCIES  M. Betti (Facciate)

Redesco progetti  (Strutture)

Holzner&Bertagnolli  (Strutture)

Deerns (Impianti)

Planimetro (Architettura)

CHRONOLOGY

COMPANIES                     

Ricca Costruzioni (Strutture)                                                                    

Yuanda (Facciate)

Holcim  (Cls)

Ferroberica (Acciaio per c.a.)

Kone  (ascensori)

Coiver (controsoffitti e cartongessi)

Longhi (Impianti meccanici)

Zaffaroni (Impianti elettrici)