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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

3M Italia Headquarters in Milan, Italy by Mario Cucinella Architects

 
December 19th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Mario Cucinella Architects

MCA has designed Pioltello, near Milan, the new headquarters of the 3M company. The building is the first part of a masterplan of the area conceived by MCA in 2005 to be realized. It is a terraced, linear structure, 105 meters long by 21 wide, varying in height from two to five floors.

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The optimized shape and orientation provide effective environmental control: the east and west facades are designed with special glass and shading. The south side has a series of terraces with pergolas that offer shaded areas.

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