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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.

Office and Data Processing Center Building in Milan, Italy by Giussaniarch – Roberto Giussani / Andrea Balestrero

 
March 13th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Giussaniarch – Roberto Giussani / Andrea Balestrero

The building, which houses offices and a data processing center, aims to complete the building curtain of a block situated at the intersection of three urban axes. Its minimum volumetric articulation sets a moment of \”silence\” and abstraction against the linguistic overlapping of the context. The uniformity of prospects is obtained thanks to an innovative double membrane filtering façade system, provided with vertical sheets in silk-screen printed glass, which automatically pivot according to the incidence of sunlight to optimise internal lighting and heating conditions.

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

  • Architects: Giussaniarch – Roberto Giussani / Andrea Balestrero
  • Project: Office and Data Processing Center Building
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Photography: Andrea Martiradonna
  • Collaborators: Eugenio Feresin – Michele Nebuloni – Costanza Ronchi
  • Lighting design consultant: Rossi Bianchi Lighting Design
  • Landscape architect: Stefano Baccari
  • Civil engineering and construction supervision: SIMETE (Stefano Dalmasso)
  • Technical engineering: PRODIM (Matteo Bo) – Studio Progess SRL (Giuseppe Amaro)
  • HSE Coordinator: M+ Associati
  • General Contractor: Itinera Spa
  • Façade Construction: Stahlbau Pichler Srl
  • Client: Mediobanca Innovation Services

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

The volume is organized around the entrance hall, which constitutes the connecting point of the whole building, divided in two \”wings\”. At this concentration of flows, the building volume is hollowed out to house the main entrance and wrap it in a cozy open space, a small square significant at the urban scale.

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

The modulation of the of the transition between public and private space is the main theme of the project and aims to create a relationship of continuity between the space of the city and that of the building. The fence in metal profiles become an urban design element, extending and lowering itself to form large seats inside the entrance open space. The hall on the ground floor overlooks a small garden, built on the roof of the technical volumes of the lowered yard, which continues the urban axis of Lambro park’s green system.

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

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