One Works - Urban Office Campus: re-generation of a cluster of buildings
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Urban Office Campus: re-generation of a cluster of buildings

One Works

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One Works

The aim of the project is the re-generation of a cluster of buildings, unique in position and conformation, capable of being functional, iconic and energy efficient (Leed Gold) to create a desirable and comfortable living and working environment that establishes a renewed and measured relationship with the surrounding urban context. The domestic inner courtyard is designed to become a nice, intimate and quiet “secret garden” full of greenery and seating places, to be used also for events and private exhibitions. The rooftop terraces, originally in derelict conditions and not in use, are redesigned to be used for multiple purposes, providing a unique 360° view of Milano Skyline, from the Duomo to the Castello Sforzesco, to the recent iconic high-rise development in town. The 7.600 sqm (Buildable Area) office building sits on a relevant commercial gallery directly linking the main street to a next commercial square where relevant development are currently ongoing. The purpose of the building refurbishment is focused on placemaking and creating an interesting address for possible tenants. Redevelopment of the main building overlooking via San Giovanni sul Muro, reinterprets the design and rhythm of the original facade, maintaining the alignments and chromatic tones of the adjacent buildings. A regular grid of concrete precast elements, embellished with a specific concrete design mix, houses large windows divided into three sections by thin steel profiles with thermal break. These large windows guarantee, in addition to a spectacular view towards the Castello Sforzesco on one side and the private garden on the other, excellent levels of natural lighting inside the building. If in the building facing the street the architectural structure is declared and exhibited, the re-design of the internal building, an L-shaped body with 4 levels above ground, has opted for a different language, dissembling the existing metal exoskeleton structure and creating a precious and efficient curved glass facade. This new double glazed skin allows to dematerialize the overall volume, making the building a transparent architectural organism towards the garden and at the same time reflecting the surrounding greenery on the new glazed facades. A third, smaller and older building, completes the articulation of the campus. The four floor building is characterized by a new shed glass roof inside the central patio which guarantees natural lighting conditions in every hour and season, thanks to a filtering curtain system managed by a series of sensors. The three buildings are connected to across the upper and ground floor, as well as through the private internal garden, contribute with their different geometries and materiality, offering a unique environment that fits carefully into the center of Milan’s urban fabric.


 Monterosa Fund, managed by Investire SGR and owned by a controlled affiliate of the Starwood Capital Group
 7600 mq
 One Works (Architecture, Structural eng., Urban planning, Cost consultancy, Site supervision)
 (Head of the project) Pietro Bagnoli; (Architecture) Mattia Cipriani, Maria Chiara D’Amico, Nicola Guercilena, Mario Giannini, Michele Levati; (Structures) Mariano Palazzolo, Gianluigi Santinello, Paolo Solato; (Urban Planning) Elena Luoni, Antonio Romanò; (Cost consultancy) Michela Maretto, Mirco Neri; (Site Supervision) Gianluigi Santinello, Davide Giovanetti, Sarah Pellicani
 Tonon SpA
 Paisà (landscape); Deerns (MEP)
 Styl-comp; Gualini
 Andrea Martiradonna, Filippo Romano


One Works è una società globale di architettura e ingegneria che opera con un approccio integrato di consulenza e progettazione, nei settori delle infrastrutture di trasporto, del Masterplanning, del Real Estate Commerciale e Public and Private Buildings, per dare forma ai progetti più complessi. L’importante esperienza nella pianificazione e progettazione di luoghi affollati, che ospitano milioni di persone ogni anno, come aeroporti, retail, edifici e spazi pubblici consente a One Works di cogliere le complesse relazioni fra lo sviluppo urbano e i luoghi di grande concentrazione e scambio, tenendo al centro l’esperienza delle persone.
Fondata nel 2007, One Works è cresciuta esponenzialmente mettendo al centro delle proprie collaborazioni multidisciplinari un design di alta qualità.
Lavora da diverse posizioni strategiche in tutto il mondo, con la sua sede centrale a Milano, e uffici a Venezia, Roma, Dubai, Londra, Singapore, Bangkok e Chennai.

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