Allianz, Corso Italia 23 Milano: BMS ready to start the on-site works

Allianz, Corso Italia 23 Milano: BMS ready to start the on-site works
11 October 2019 BMS Progetti Srl

The redevelopment project of the historic Milan headquarters of the Allianz group, assigned to the international architecture firm SOM – Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, was presented in Milan.

The project will transform the historical complex of Corso Italia, conceived in the early 1960s by the architects Giò Ponti, Piero Portaluppi and Antonio Fornaroli, according to the market demands and trends of the current time, keeping the same original functional destination for office use. Therefore, the complex will become a new urban campus of offices and open spaces. The three buildings share an internal courtyard with a garden, which is the heart of the campus. The office floors will all be open-plan, and will host central common areas.

Within the group, all Italian, led by Proger S.p.A. with Manens-Tifs and Systematica, BMS was responsible for: developing the structural design; coordinate the local team of specialists; develop the architectural detailed design; follow through the entire administrative process to obtain the building permit. The project was developed in BIM and the supervision of works, which BMS will carry out with Proger and Manens-Tifs, will be developed according to this standard as well.

According to the mandate of the client, Allianz Real Estate, since the tender phases, the project is inspired by the highest global sustainability criteria of which SOM and our group of specialists have extensive experience, both in the national context and in the field of of international experiences. The result will be a complex that, while following a logic of continuity and conservation, condenses all the typical technologies of a smart building.

The first activities of strip-out and verification and characterization of the existing building are already underway, while the redevelopment works will begin in the coming months, with an expected duration of 3 years.

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