Unicredit Tower

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Height: Occupied
129.2 m / 424 ft
Height: To Tip
217.7 m / 714 ft
Height: Architectural
217.7 m / 714 ft
Unicredit Tower Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
4 m/s
Tower GFA
26,708 m² / 287,483 ft²
Development GFA
130,600 m² / 1,405,767 ft²


Official Name Unicredit Tower
Name of Complex Porta Nuova Garibaldi
Other Names Porta Nuova Garibaldi Tower A
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
Proposed 2003
Construction Start 2008
Completion 2012
Official Website Unicredit Tower
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Regional Ranking #41 Tallest in Europe
National Ranking #1 Tallest in Italy
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Milan

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Hines
Design Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Architect of Record Adamson Associates
Structural Engineer
Design MSC Associati S.r.l.
MEP Engineer
Design BuroHappold Engineering
• (not specified) Ariatta Ingegneria di Sistemi s.r.l.
Other Consultant
Façade Permasteelisa Group
Material Supplier
• Elevator KONE
• Paint/Coating AkzoNobel

About Unicredit Tower

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.

Research Papers

Towards Resource-Generative Skyscrapers
Jul 2018 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 7 Number 2

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