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Open 336, hybrid spaces for users' comfort and well-being

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Office&Business  /  Completed
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Open336 is the new office building designed by Park Associati in Viale Sarca, Milan. The conceptual design stems from an analysis of the intervention’s setting, the project being a contemporary interpretation of the industrial identity of the Bicocca district. The goal is to create a sustainable architecture focused on the comfort and well-being of its users, featuring hybrid spaces with modern and functional offices, in line with the most contemporary living and work requirements.

Open 336, stems from the desire to create an architecture integrated into the context, giving its character a contemporary interpretation. Located to the north-east of the city, the Bicocca district is characterised by a series of large early twentieth-century production plants of the former Breda division. The terracotta-coloured fibre cement façade of the new building features regularly-spaced large windows that interact with the surrounding structures. The project's formal language acts as a bridge between past and future.

Open 336 is a Net Carbon Zero building, turning an environmentally critical element like C02 into a resource. The pioneering approach adopted in the project's development aimed at minimising the environmental impact of construction, emissions and consumption. Thanks to innovative technologies, emissions during the useful life of the property are reduced by 100%. The expected energy certifications are LEED Gold and WELL Gold.

The project was driven by the idea of open architecture. The two ground floor entrances allow visitors to go through the Open 336 building from side to side, thus creating a sense of passage and connection, as well as permeability to the bustle of the neighbourhood. The hall is a large, bright glazed space in harmony and continuity with the outside. The building is 'contaminated' by greenery, from the wall gardens next to the entrance through to the main terrace on the top floor and the smaller ones on the intermediate floors. Open 336 meets the new needs of life. Professional and private spheres intersect, as do their related activities. Made using materials that are traditionally associated with domestic settings, the offices are hybrid fluid spaces oriented to the well-being and comfort of people. The structural elements are incorporated into the façade, so that each floor is a single seamless environment. End users can adapt this layout to any type of use, from open space offices to co-working spaces, to large environments for meeting and sharing ideas – a new way of experiencing work in a flexible architecture that promotes relationships.

We believe Milan to be a city of great interest and the Bicocca district is a consolidated office area, as well as a good example of urban regeneration. We thought it would be the ideal scenario to create a carbon net zero building, from the construction phase to the management phase.


 Barings, Savills Investment Management
 Office Building
 8700 mq
 Park Associati
 F. Pagliani, M. Rossi, M. Panzeri, E. Ghetti, N. Colella, A. Ficele, I. Ricciardi, E. Sterle, A. Cavallo, S. Venegoni
 Plant Engineering: Moving Srl; Structure Engineering: SCE Project Srl; Fire Consultancy: GAe Engineering Srl; Coordinamento della sicurezza: Architetto Stefano Lavagna; Certificazione Leed – Well: FGB Studio - Future Green Building; Property and Construction management: MCM Srl;General and Specific Project Management: SCE Project Srl; Construction company: Carron Spa.
 Lorenzo Zandri


Founded in Milan in 2000 by Filippo Pagliani and Michele Rossi, Park Associati focuses on architectural design, urban planning, landscape, interior design and product design.
Park Associati's approach to architecture is analytical, pragmatic and tailored, strong in tradition and at the same time capable of generating new linguistic codes through a process that combines listening, intuition and experimentation.
Whether it is the Regione Lombardia skyscraper, the Luxottica or Salewa headquarters, a residential space, a Hermés, Brioni or Canali luxury boutique around the world, the retrofitting of a Milan’s Modernist building or the restoration of an entire neighbourhood, Park Associati sees each project as an opportunity to seek innovative, tailor-made solutions expressed through quality and attention to human beings.

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