The building hosts the Nestlè Italy Headquarters in Milanofiori nord, Assago. The architectural design 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.
Via del Mulino, 6, 20090 Assago (MI)
Gruppo Brioschi Sviluppo Immobiliare S.p.A.
Realization: 2012 – 2014
LEED Gold – Core & Shell
Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi
Marco Siciliano (Project Leader)
Marinella Ferrari, Stefano Lanotte, Lorenzo Merloni, Marco Panzeri, Davide Pojaga, Alessandro Rossi, Elisa Taddei, Paolo Uboldi, Fabio Calciati (Rendering)
General and specific Project Management
General Planning, Milano
Landscape Project and Outdoor Areas Management
Milanofiori 2000 S.r.l., Milano
General Planning, Milano
DEGW Italia, Milano
Common Areas Project and Interior Design
DEGW Italia, Milan
Redesign Studio, Milan
General Planning, Milan
Greenwich, Medolago (BG)
StructuresZemtech GmbH, Lana (BZ)
Focchi Spa, Poggio Torriana, (RN)
Terracotta Wall Cladding
Palagio Engineering, Florence
Ceiling Production and Placing
Mattarozzi Spa, Novate Milanese, (MI)
OCML, Costa di Mezzate, (BG)
External Flooring and Atrium
Bosisio Srl, Marmi-Pietre-Granito, Milano
The Plan Awards, First Prize in the category ‘Offices’
IDA Awards, Silver Prize
The entrance 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.
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.
The whole building is divided into a number of segments, ‘suspended boxes’ that vary in size and height. 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, the part corresponding to ground floor is externally covered by thin terracotta plates that could reach a length of over three meters with three chromatic variations of grey, disposed in different angles.