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.
Green Hub in Milan, Italy by Park Associati
April 16th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Park Associati
The project was developed after winning the tender by invitation held by Coima for the realization of amenities in the building Diamantino, which is part of the new development of Porta Nuova in Milan.
Amenities are recreational rooms that are integrated into work environments, particularly office buildings, and are used for activities other than typical office functions. As the building in question is occupied by several tenants, the customer demanded that the possible functions of this area be as flexible as possible, so as to meet everybody’s needs.
The main intended uses of this space were thus identified: lounge area, break area, kitchen area and/or possible support for catering, reading room, space for meetings and conventions, room for parties and presentations, and storage room.
The creation of custom-made furnishings, libraries and planters on wheels was decided for the purpose of bringing together the various activities in the area, which measures approximately 700 square meters and comprises small study areas, lounge, wired work desks, and a video wall.
The library and planter modules on wheels can be moved quickly, and adapted to different space configurations, depending on the requirements. The basic configuration consists of: sitting rooms, some relaxation areas with armchairs and small tables, work areas, and the potential to make projections. The versatility of the individual items of furniture means that the set-up can be totally changed in a short time for more social occasions, such as conferences, meetings, exhibitions and celebrations. The break area with equipped kitchen also features wired tables and is a key part of the amenities.
Each setting is completed by three smaller rooms that can be joined together where – as well as condominium meetings – yoga or pilates classes, or other light-sporting activities can be held, even during lunch breaks. One of these rooms can also be used to support catering during presentations, exhibitions or parties.
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