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Palazzo di Fuoco

Palazzo di Fuoco is one of architect Giulio Minoletti’s most famous buildings and a fixed presence in the daily lives of the Milanese: for sixty years it has stood on Piazzale Loreto.

The redevelopment project for Palazzo di Fuoco, a building owned by Kryalos SGR Spa, modernises the building’s systems, interior layout and energy performance with the aim of obtaining LEED Platinum certification.

The aim is to recover the basic concept of the building, now hidden by decades of successive interventions, preserving as much as possible the original idea and the unity of the building’s image by taking up the characteristic themes of Minoletti’s architecture, reinterpreted and reinterpreted in the light of contemporary reality and the most modern technologies available today. These themes are: light, colour and transparency, but also permeability and relationship with the city.

 

 

 

 

 

SITE

Milan | Italy

DATE

2017 - ongoing

AREA

16.000 SQM

CLIENT

KRYALOS SGR SPA

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

JLL – Jones Jang Lasalle SPA

TYPE OF WORK

Concept, integrated design (scheme design, detail design, construction design), site supervision, planning permits, fire prevention, H&S, final inspections and client handover, LEED certification

PARTNERS-IN-CHARGE

Antonio Gioli, Federica De Leva

DESIGN TEAM

Silvia Turati (Project Leader), Antonio Sergi, Danilo Annoscia, Nicola Borsato, Valentina Beretta, Francesca Bettetini, Milica Cudic, Andrea Santantonio, Denis Zuffellato, Andrea Angonoa, Alice Chiesa

MEP design, structure, fire prevention , H&S, site supervision, LEED certification

BMS Progetti srl

Cost Control and Computing

GAD srl

Façade design

Eurodesign sas di Adriano Crotti

Lighting design

Voltaire Lighting Design sas

CREDITS

Construction firm

Percassi SpA

Photo credits

Marco Introni | photography

The evolution of an iconic building

Full-height glazed elements contribute to the overall transparency of the fronts and the relationship between inside and outside.

The project is completed by a new definition of the night lighting system for the façades, using the most advanced LED technologies that make it possible to reintroduce the dichotomy between full and empty spaces, between day and night designed by Minoletti from the outset. The new lighting also restores the building’s original function of communication, which, while previously limited to the devices on the roof, now extends to the entire surface of the façades.

Through its light grid, the entire façade dynamically interfaces with the city and speaks to its viewers, communicating the time, temperature and other content.

 

A resting place, meet and work, animated by water and greenery

The theme of permeability is defined through the creation of an internal square with a glass roof and two entrances that make the building accessible from both Viale Monza and Via Padova.

The new courtyard thus becomes a livable place to meet and work, animated by water and greenery, which are also recurring themes in Minoletti’s work. A new life and vitality for the building and the spaces directly connected to it through the possibility of inserting services for the community, spaces for relationships, creative and informal, flexible and multifunctional environments.

The internal passageway connects Viale Padova with Piazzale Loreto and the M1 and M2 underground stations.

The space planning has been optimised to improve and expand the working areas.

LEED Platinum target

Work in progress