Nestlé Headquarters - Milanofiori

LEED certified building, 'Core and Shell' Gold class
In the month of April 2014, Nestlè Italy inaugurated its new headquarters in the building called U27, completed two years from construction start in the Milanofiori Nord area, Assago (MI) . The architectural project was committed by society Milanofiori 2000 to Park Associati while executive project and management work have been taken in charge by the engineering firm General Planning.The architectural design by Park Associati is based on an analytical approach to the articulated system of access to the Milanofiori Nord area, the pedestrian walkways and roads, climatic factors relating to the context and the goal of properly integrating the building into the overall masterplan. Its position as a link to an area of forest towards the north led to the development of a complex that while being based on a closed courtyard layout, enables a visual permeability to be maintained in terms of the routes that surround the building. The building has been designed in such a way as to create a visual continuity between the natural landscape of the wood at the north and the designed landscape of the site itself. The courtyard, reserved for users of the building, relates to the external landscape and is conceived as a kind of “secret garden”.The entrance, that faces onto a semi-urban piazza, has been conceived as a continuation of the main pedestrian access from the south-west of the site (directly connected to the metro station) while service vehicles are directed to the opposite end of the complex to an area that is completely hidden by ground. The main entrance hall is in direct visual contact with the internal courtyard and is flooded with natural light by a large, north-facing rooflight. The canteen area is a place for relaxing and an important area for social interaction that adds to the quality of the environment.While the building appears compact and rational in plan, the elevations are articulated in a series of blocks allowing for a lighter and more fragmented composition. This is achieved by dividing the whole building into a number of segments, ‘suspended boxes’ that vary in size and height and each with a slightly inclined facade. The elevations establish a link with the context through the nature of the surfaces, perceived from different angles, they are sometimes made neutral allowing light to filter through, other times compact and reflective giving continuity to the natural surroundings. At certain points the composition is enriched with the addition of vertical blades in coloured glass that further articulate the volumes without affecting the level of transparency.The raised part of the building is embedded into the ground in a natural way to create a secluded internal space on top of which sit volumes at different levels that house the building’s main facilities. The articulation of the building envelope and the rhythm of the structure relate to the open-planned interior spaces and act as a grid for generating different configurations for the internal circulation, enabling a high degree of flexibility.Considerable importance has been given to energy issues and levels of energy consumption. The building is certified LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) “Core and Shell” in Gold class.
Architecture Project: 
PARK ASSOCIATI (Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi)
Final Project for autorizations and executive for architecture, facilities and installations: GENERAL PLANNING Srl (Giovanni Bonini + Team GP)

Project Management and Outdoor Areas
Preliminary architectural Project: PARK ASSOCIATI (Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi)
Executive Project and Site Works Management: PROITER Srl (Lorenzo Badalacco)

Direction of Work and Artistic Direction
Artistic Direction:
 PARK ASSOCIATI (Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi)
General Direction and Specialist Jobs: GENERAL PLANNING (Giovanni Bonini + team GP)

General Contractor

Security Coordination
Works Manager and Safety Coordination: GENERAL PLANNING (Giovanni Bonini, Vittorio Viganò)

Space Planning
DEGW Italia Srl (Guido Bastiani, Valeria Romanelli, Giuseppe Pepe)

Common Areas Project and Interior Design
PARK ASSOCIATI (Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi)
DEGW Italia (Guido Bastiani, Valeria Romanelli, Giuseppe Pepe)
REDESIGN STUDIO (Gianluca Rossi, Maria Quattrina)

Leed Certification

Tecnical Coordination

Design Team Park Associati Srl
Marco Siciliano_Design Leader
Marinella Ferrari
Stefano Lanotte
Lorenzo Merloni
Marco Panzeri
Davide Pojaga
Alessandro Rossi
Elisa Taddei
Paolo Uboldi
Fabio Calciati_Rendering

Design Team General Planning Srl
Giovanni Bonini (General Direction and Site Direction)
Paolo Varenna (Project Management)
Loris Colombo (Project and structural works)
Luca Dagrada (Project and Plants)
Laura Barat, Matteo Molteni, Luca Rini, Paolo Rossanigo, Antonio Virelli, Alberto Villa, Claudio Bertolini, Mimmo Vitetta, Luigi Zinco, Walter Cola, Andrea Cristaldi, Vittorio Viganò (CS), Claudio Bertagnolli, Manuel Schieder, Francesco Torchitti, Mario Pinoli (LEED), Giuseppe Zaffino (LEED)

Andrea Martiradonna
Simone Simone

Main Suppliers

Zemtech GmbH, Lana (BZ)
Concrete Structures

Focchi Spa, Poggio Torriana, (RN)
Curtain Walls

Palagio Engineering, Firenze
Terracotta wall cladding

Mattarozzi Spa, Novate Milanese, (MI)
Celing production and placing

OCML, Costa di Mezzate, (BG)

Bosisio Srl, Marmi-Pietre-Granito, Milano
External flooring and hall

Archdaily "U27 Office Building / Park Associati"
May 20, 2012 2012
Progetti e Concorsi "Mix contemporaneo a Milanofiori Nord"
september 2012
Le capitali dell'architettura contemporanea. Milano "Milanofiori Nord"
December 2012
Milano. Le nuove architetture "Milano. Le nuove architetture"
May 2012
Build Solutions "Park Associati: La Serenissima - Nestlé Office Building"
April 2013
Edilizia e Territorio "Milano, sistema di scatole sospese e giardino segreto per gli uffici Nestlè"
November 11 2013
Industrie Bau "Geschäftiges Zentrum trifft Ort der Ruhe"
September 2014
Abitare "The Permeability of Spaces and Volumes"
November 2014 2014
Paysage Topscape "Milano: Nestlé Headquarters"
Atlas of European Architecture "Nestlé Headquarters"
July 2015
Sustainable Architecture "Gioiaotto, Park Associati"
Summer 2015
Milano Architettura "La città e l'Expo"
November 2015
Progetti "Luoghi di lavoro_Assago"
October 2015 2015
Urbanism and Architecture "Nestlé Headquarters"
November 2015
Designplaza "Scatole Sospese"
January 2016
Designplaza "Salewa Headquarters"
January 2016
Office Building U27
Location: Assago (Milano) Italia
Client: Milanofiori Nord
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