Porta Nuova Garibaldi Tower B

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Height: Architectural 100 m / 328 ft
Height: To Tip 100 m / 328 ft
Floors Above Ground 18


Official Name Porta Nuova Garibaldi Tower B
Name of Complex Porta Nuova Garibaldi
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Italy
City Milan
Street Address & Map Viale Luigi Sturzo
Building Function office
Structural Material concrete
Energy Label LEED Gold
Completion 2012

Companies Involved

Developer Hines
Design Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Other Consultant
Façade Permasteelisa Group
Material Supplier
• Paint/Coating AkzoNobel

About Porta Nuova Garibaldi Tower B

The Unicredit headquarters is a complex of three towers, comprising the largest components of Porta Nuova Garibaldi, a seven-hectare, mixed-use development north of Milan’s city center, which redevelops the abandoned railyards adjacent to Stazione Garibaldi, forming a new gateway to the city.

Spiraling upward, the asymmetrical main tower culminates in a sculptural, stainless steel spire. Like the two smaller towers, the building is clad in reflective glass. Their narrow, curved forms enclose Piazza Gae Aulenti, a new public space. Facing the piazza, the facades incorporate sunshades, emphasizing the buildings’ fluid shape. At the street level, the towers are clad in stone. Around the piazza, a ring-shaped canopy connects the podiums of the three towers. Two levels of shops are above the piazza, with additional retail and dining at the sunken level. The combined podium contains parking and a direct connection to the Stazione Garibaldi rail station. Extending south, the piazza meets Corso Como, a pedestrian street of fashion shops, restaurants, and cafés.

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