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.
Segreen Business Park in San Felice Segrate, Italy by Lombardini22
March 24th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Lombardini22
Segreen in a nutshell
Segreen Business Park is a flexible, liquid and a living Place. People enjoy the workplace. In Segreen people can work in an efficient offce and walk and in the green path, Take a coffee and a sunny break.
High quality Design dedicate to a small urban place surrounded by greenery. Designed to the highest global standards, Segreen Business Park is the result of an analysis of the most advanced way of contemporary working thought for leading international companies.
A complex of three main office buildings dialogues among them with transparent and permeable links and a pedestrian square as a meeting interaction and leisure place. A 5-Star Service Building is dedicated to people services. Segreen is designed with great attention to environmental and sustainability issues: CENED and LEED certification was obtained and it is the best sustainable project according Rebuild Award.
Conceived by following the highest international standards, it contains 24.840sm of flexible and efficient office spaces and has the quality of a small urban area surrounded by a green park near the city of Milan. The complex of three main buildings creates a central pedestrian plaza appropriate for all hours of the day, a place for entertainment, meetings, activities and casual social interaction.
The main buildings interact with each other through transparent and permeable connections that open onto the “piazza”, with spaces of great height and quality. An adjacent building of 2.421sm will be dedicated to the food court and other amenities as part of the 5-Star Services centre.
An integral part of the project is the work process analysis of successful international companies, accustomed to compete in the labour market to attract talented people. Knowledge workers used to working throughout the day, in a continuous information flow that doesn’t distinguish work hours from leisure ones. Their best place to work is able to accommodate quality in every moment of a working day, in a continuous rotation of concentration, interaction and relaxation.
The area was built on a single lot with 4 buildings and a garage: the 3M Headquarter. The intervention has re qualified the buildings and the total project area in functional and aesthetic level. The project has definite new and flexible office space that can be used both for individual users to multiple users with minimal unit allocable identified from a single half-plane.
Dismantling complete facades and demolition partial basement between C and D buildings, in the basement of E and total D building, as to make available a SLU portion which will be redistributed, maintaining the total value.
Most Innovative Aspect
Segreen is designed and managed for create a strong Sense of Place that make it unique and recognizable through its ability to interact with people, generating a sense of belonging and emotional attachment in these people.
The Segreen distinctive traits create in order to play a part in people’s lives and experiences are urban quality combined with the artistic value intrinsic to architectural design; freedom to move around the space provided and the greenery, to constantly invent various different pathways, the space for events and party and the Tenant Event Management Experience; a square to encourage random encounters, spontaneous sharing and the creation of both interpersonal and business relations. The quality of life and work/life balance promoted by sustainable solutions and healthy spaces focused on well-being that are flexible and full of people-oriented services and amenities.
Segreen Business Park is taking on the responsibility – and challenge – of creating a property system more “for people” than for business. A place to be lived in even after work, which also encourages new ways of working.
Sergreen Art Workplace is an exhibition of the Art Call on going for select the artistic work that will be realized for enrich the location. Segreen Business Park’s aim is: to gradually incorporate works of art custom-designed for this real estate complex, both indoors and outdoors.
Most Notable Architectural Aspect
Workspaces are comfortable, dynamic and pleasant. Large glass windows allow transparency and permeability, hence helping to bring the outdoors into the offices.
The “piazza” directly interacts with the surrounding green space and creates pleasing pedestrian paths. The green is carefully integrated with the urban furniture and lighting systems create paths and accents. Buildings vary in height and size, giving rhythm and dynamism to the complex: their individual character allows for integration with the companies brand, a balance of visibility and consistency with the overall image.
Most Notable Features Technical Facilities
Structured to meet both people’s and companies’ needs, Segreen’s 5–Star Service™ provides a centralised reception facility, building management/concierge services, a high-quality refreshment service, a shared conference hall and much more. It also helps people go about their personal business, assisting them in solving either big or small individual or family management issues with the aid of a kindergarten inside the Business Park, shuttle systems connecting Segreen to Segrate Station, and a whole range of services that will gradually evolve in accordance with the tenant’s needs
X Building Right and Left:
Ground floor + 4 floors for office
Y Building Right:
Ground floor + 3 floors for office
Y Building Left:
Ground floor + 5 floors for office
Ground floor with restaurant and auditorium
Offices: 24.840 sqm
Maximum floor occupancy:
X Building: 148 people (71 Right + 77 Left)
The glazing module is based on a 1.5 metre grid with operable windows at every other module. This provides a flexibility so that any potential closed office will have an operable window.
Thermal properties of the façade:
Thermal and acoustic criteria
Heating ventilation and air conditioning:
Tenant office space air change: 11 litres/ second/ person (40m3/h). Air Filtration: EU7.
Dynamic solar shading via automatic external curtains on south facades.
An acoustic study has been performed and the complex is designed per the city regulations for outdoor noise abatement (42db).
The complex is designed to achieve a Class B rating for Energy Compliance based on Lombardia Regional Decree.
Heating and air conditioning
Ceiling Mounted 4 pipes fan-coil units recessed in the suspended ceilings for office areas. Air handling units with hot and cold coils on the roof of each building equipped with heat recovery system.
Borehole water/air condensated heat pumps provide hot and chilled water to the complex at the same time.
High voltage (15kV) supplied building plants from Main.
Building Lighting control system: remote and local control of common areas lighting circuits.
Diffused Day lighting
Emergency lighting: UPS backed up and integrated battery fixtures with centralized automatic control system.
Average lighting levels:
Space allowance for future installation of a tenant’s generator.
Fully addressable fire detection system meeting Italian standards UNI 9795 and EN 54.
Floors served: 4 lifts from the basement to the 5th floor and 1 elevator from the basement to the 6th floor for maintenance access
Capacity: max 12 people
Passenger lifts access and keyboards will be compliant to disabled requirements
Floors served: 3 lifts from the basement to the 4th floor and 1 elevator from the basement to the top floor for maintenance activities in cover
Capacity: max. 12 persons
Cctv system providing access control
Video-Interphone System at Business Park entrance and car parking
Interior offices’ finishes
Suspended metal ceiling with bandraster at every 1.5–meters for ultimate flexibility and recessed downlights.
Accessible medium grade raised floor tiles 60x60cm, ready for the tenant finishes (clear height under floor: 14 cm for Y-Z Building and 17 cm for x Building), in calcium sulphate, 60 x 60 cm and customizable finishes.
“It is a great feeling to have designed a complex constituting a best-practice model for all developers and tenants interested in enhancing their own property portfolio, directly taking care of all the architectural and plant-engineering design and coordinating the structural engineering”.