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“Il Sole 24 Ore” Headquarters

Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Europa | Milano

Renzo Piano’s  complex  project for the new Milan headquarters of Italy’s financial daily, “Il Sole 24 Ore”, is located in the “old” trade fair district now undergoing radical transformation.  This brown site comprises a three-sided, former industrial building between Viale Monterosa and Via Tempesta opening onto an inner court. The main entrance in the central Viale Monterosa block stretches the full depth of the building, allowing direct views from the road onto luxuriant inner gardens.
On the court side, the full volume entrance looks out from all storeys onto the abundant greenery of the inner enclosure - including a rolling green hill – that is echoed by a far-reaching replanting scheme on the busy Viale Monterosa, a specific requirement of the designer to provide the city with a new “urban park”. In this way the regenerated complex is literally enveloped in greenery, with...

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