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Generali Tower receives LEED Platinum certification

With a double facade system, Generali Tower’s high standards of energy efficiency have received LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council.

The high rise building achieved the LEED Core & Shell Platinum certification by implementing valuable and measurable strategies such as:
– more than 45% savings in indoor potable water usage;
– 100% energy supply with green power;
– more than 95% of regularly occupied spaces in the building enjoy good daylighting levels throughout the year and impressive views of the Milan skyline and the Alps in the background.

Generali Tower is within CityLife, Milan, the largest new civic space and public park in the city since Parco Sempione opened 130 years ago.

Aligned at ground level with three of Milan’s primary axes that converge within CityLife, the 170m tower by Zaha Hadid Architects connects with its surrounding public piazzas and park; the curvilinear geometries of its podium defined by the perceived centripetal forces generated from the staggered intersection of these three city axes.

This vortex of centripetal forces at ground level is transferred vertically through the tower by realigning successive rhomboid-shaped floor plates to twist the tower about its vertical axis. This helical twist reduces incrementally with the height of each floor above street level, giving all floors a fractionally different relationship to the floors above and below.

As the tower rises offering broader views across Milan, the twist orientates the tower's higher floors to the primary southeast axis leading to Bramante’s 15th Century tribune of Santa Maria della Grazie.

The tower houses up to 3,900 employees to meet Generali’s continued growth as one of the world’s largest financial institutions.

Photograph by Luke Hayes