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Height: Architectural 177.4 m / 582 ft
Height: To Tip 177.4 m / 582 ft
Floors Above Ground 44
# of Parking Spaces 300


Official Name Generali Tower
Name of Complex CityLife
Other Names Lo Storto - Hadid Tower, Torre Hadid, Lo Storto
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Italy
City Milan
Street Address & Map Zona Fiera
Building Function office
Structural Material concrete
Energy Label LEED Gold targeted
Proposed 2004
Construction Start 2014
Completion 2017
Official Website CityLife
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Regional Ranking #89 Tallest in Europe
National Ranking #3 Tallest in Italy
City Ranking #3 Tallest in Milan

Companies Involved

Owner Generali Group
Design Zaha Hadid Architects
Structural Engineer
Design Redesco Progetti srl
MEP Engineer
Design Max Fordham LLP; Manens-Tifs
Other Consultant
Façade Arup
• LEED Deerns
• Vertical Transportation Jappsen Ingenieure GmbH
Material Supplier
• Elevator KONE
• Façade Maintenance Equipment Atechbcn

About Generali Tower

Generali Tower is the second tall building to complete within the CityLife complex, a redevelopment area spanning 366,000 square meters formerly occupied by Milan’s fairgrounds. The building is located at the intersection of three axes passing through Milan and converging at CityLife, where a public plaza, shops and restaurants form the base of the tower. The tower then rises with a realignment of its successive floors through incremental twisting in relation to the floors above and below. As the building’s form is rotated, the uppermost floors are oriented with the Duomo cathedral within Milan’s historic city center.

The internal structure of Generali Tower consists of reinforced concrete with a central vertical core and a series of perimeter columns, each of which has a different angle of inclination, depending on the location and height within the building, to accommodate the twisting form of the structure. The otherwise column-free floor plates are then enclosed with a double-façade system, complimented by sun-deflecting louvers that reduce solar heat gain and ventilation registers that introduce natural airflow.

CTBUH Initiatives

Twisting Tall Buildings
18 Aug 2016 – CTBUH Research

Milan Tall Building Conference
19 Apr 2016 – Event Report

Global News

As Generali Tower Completes, Milan’s CityLife District Set to See 7 Million Visitors a Year
8 Dec 2017 – Located above Tre Torri station on the M5 line of…

Milan’s Nearly-Finished Generali Tower to Open to Public for One Day
13 Oct 2017 – The 170-meter Generali Tower, due for completion…

Generali Tower Tops Out at 44 Floors in Milan
10 Jun 2016 – Zaha Hadid’s twisting Generali Tower has topped…

Research Papers

The Special Nature of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II

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