Generali Tower

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Height: Architectural 177.4 m / 582 ft
Height: Occupied 163.5 m / 536 ft
Height: To Tip 191.5 m / 628 ft
Floors Above Ground 43
Floors Below Ground 3
# of Elevators 12
Tower GFA 66,785 m² / 718,868 ft²
# 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 Piazza Tre Torri
Postal Code 20145
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 #104 Tallest in Europe
National Ranking #3 Tallest in Italy
City Ranking #3 Tallest in Milan

Companies Involved

Owner Generali Group
Developer CityLife S.p.A.
Design Zaha Hadid Architects
Structural Engineer
Design Redesco Progetti srl
MEP Engineer
Design Max Fordham LLP; Manens-Tifs
Project Manager J&A Consultants
Main Contractor CMB Carpi S.r.l.
Other Consultant
Façade Arup
• LEED Deerns
• Vertical Transportation Jappsen Ingenieure GmbH
• Wind Cermak Peterka Petersen (CPP), Inc.
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

Research Papers

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

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