Isozaki towerJuly 29, 2016
Torre Isozaki – Milan, Italy
Arch. Arata Isozaki & Associates
Andrea Maffei Architects
Together with the skyscrapers signed by Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind, the Isokazi Tower is the distinctive mark of the central square of City Life in Milan. Standing 202 metres high, the building is ideally inspired by the Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi’s Endless Column. The building has already achieved the LEED Gold pre-certification.
THE BUILDING ENVELOPE
The building has 50 floors, 46 of which accommodating executive offices, and is characterised by the extreme verticality generated by the superimposition of a series of 6-floor modules. Each module is covered by a glazed double-skin envelope slightly bending outwards, which makes the building the first skyscraper in Italy with a triple-glazed façade.
THE SHADING SYSTEM
The almost 4,000 Pellini Tende e Sistemi blind systems MAOP35 installed in the building are venetian blinds using 35-mm micro-perforated aluminium slats, equipped with 230V dc motorisation and guided by steel cables across their 3.60-metre height.
THE BUILDING COMPANIES
|Sun shading systems:||Pellini S.p.A.||www.pellini.net|
|Triple glazing units:||AGC Interpane||www.yourglass.com|