Porta Nuova Garibaldi

In 2005, the City of Milan began the redevelop­ment of a large and significant urban site. North of the historic city center and directly adjacent to the Garibaldi train station, the site contained rail yards that had been abandoned during the 1950s. Pelli Clarke Pelli was commissioned to master plan a mixed-use development on a 17.3-hectare plot on the south end of the site with Adamson Associates providing master plan coordination, design support, and full contract documents. The goal of the master plan was to create a grand new city center which would serve as a gateway recon­necting formerly separated neighborhoods.

Pelli Clarke Pelli was subsequently commissioned to further develop and design the largest compo­nents of the Porta Nuova Garibaldi Master Plan: Towers A, B, and C, with Adamson Associates providing design support, full contract documents and site review. These three office towers —31, 22, and 11 stories tall—include Italy’s tallest build­ing, visible from more than six miles away. Each tower provides spectacular views of the park, the Piazza Circolare, and the city. These three buildings were the first to be constructed and established the principal image of this land­mark project on the Milan skyline.

Location: 
Milan, Italy
Design Architect: 
Pelli Clarke Pelli
Executive Architect: 
Adamson Associates
Client: 
Hines S.G.R
Size: 
1,200,000 sf / 111,480 sm
Completion: 
Completed 2013
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