scheme for the new building complex (100.000 sq.m.) of a
major banking group. The design creates a compact and
articulated building organism, 13 floors tall (maximum
height 56m.), oriented principally on a north-south axis.
Four main elements:
1. The entrance building, with a semicircular shape, formed
by the junction of four distinct but functionally related
architectural elements, for executive offices, reception
spaces and the entrance hall to the meeting rooms.
2. The linear office buildings, placed to form two twin
courtyards opened towards the south for a uniformity of
exposure to the sun and view.Courtyards become quality
connection elements, with accesses to all the buildings and
to common services at underground floor, supplied with an
integrated system of dining areas, kitchens, storage rooms,
3. The open space, placed between the entrance building and
the linear buildings, which takes the form of some kind of
"urban street" within the area.
4. The layout of the underground and, more importantly, the
ground level parking areas, organized along parallel lines
with vehicular circulation in concentric rotations, and
arranged within a regular grid planted with tall trees.