Unicredit towerJuly 29, 2016
Torre Unicredit – Milan, Italy
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects designed the master plan for this building, which is part of the Porta Nuova project, Milan’s new Business Centre, and is the headquarters of the General Management of Unicredit Bank. It consists of three towers with a half-circle arrangement, the tallest of which is characterised by a sculptural spire reaching the height of 231 metres. The skyscraper has achieved the LEED Gold certification.
THE BUILDING ENVELOPE
The entire building surface is covered by a “sail”-shaped glazed membrane whose reflective effect generates countless light effects both among the three towers in the complex and with the surrounding buildings. The energetic efficiency of the façade is ensured by the interaction between the glazed surface and the internal sun shading systems, which are equipped with the highly reflective EnviroScreen fabric.
THE SHADING SYSTEM
All offices and meeting rooms are equipped with manual or motorised roller blinds using Verosol® fabric EnviroScreen G2 802/000. This is a metallised screen endowed with high reflectivity and 100% recyclable. The fabric is certified Öko-Tex and Greenguard and is treated with an antibacterial function.
THE BUILDING COMPANIES
|Fabrics:||Verosol® distributed by Pellini SpA||www.pellini.net|
|Sun shading systems:||Omnitex Srl||www.omnitex.it|