Palazzo Broggi in Milan is currently under construction

The construction site of the former Unicredit complex in Milan, also called “Palazzo Broggi” and located close to the Duomo, is officially open. Piuarch’s project to redevelop this large complex has the goal of LEED Gold certification and is based on a study on the theme of lightness: lightness as a design approach in contrast to the monumentality of the old building; lightness as a way of opening up to the cityscape; lightness as a means of integrating into the greenery of the hanging gardens placed inside a very densely built-up block. The project therefore creates a contrast between the historical facades, subject to environmental constraints, and the three inner courtyards, entirely made of glass and enhanced by hanging planters that create another façade, covering the glazed one. The building provides 20,000 sqm new office spaces with two separate lobbies and about 15,000 sqm of retail spaces. The site construction will probably be completed by 2020.

Milan, Italy


The IDF Habitat Headquarters in Champigny-sur-Marne is now completed

Extreme organizational flexibility, attention to environmental quality and an accurate interpretation of the setting: these are the main features of IDF Habitat Headquarters, recently completed in Champigny-sur-Marne, 15 km far from the heart of Paris. Designed by Piuarch, Stefano Sbarbati and Incet Ingénierie, it is characterized by an L-shaped plan and a silhouette that varies in height. Furthermore, each side reacts to the existing surrounds through a relationship of solid and empty spaces: at the entrance, the façade is a permeable screen completely covered by glass hidden behind a system of loggias of varying heights. The south, west and east façade are instead more compact with a tight rhythm of vertical openings. Made of concrete cast onsite and then smoothed, the architectural envelope integrates the construction system and makes the inner space free, with the result of a flexible layout.
Champigny-sur-Marne, France


Piuarch celebrates opening of M89 Hotel in Milan

2.500 sqm, 50 double rooms, 5 suite and a panoramic restaurant on the top floor: these are the main features of M89 Hotel, a new four-star destination opened in May 2017 in Milan. The building faces the factory halls that one hundred ago hosted one of the leading aviation companies and which are now home to Gucci, after a meticulous renovation and expansion project by Piuarch. The dialogue with the surrouding urban fabric also defines the project: the ground floor features a wide glass wall with a metal grate, at the same height of the industrial buildings as an ideal extension of the permeable façade on the street. The roof, instead, reinterprets the industrial shed system in a contemporary way while the grey façade establishes a visual connection with the six-storey tower of the new Gucci Headquarters. Inside, the design is essential and is based on an elegant contrast between anthrax grey, white, green and walnut.
May 2017

Piuarch’s latest green projects at Green City Milano 2017

Piuarch will take part in Green City Milano 2017 with the latest projects for the Chicago and Sao Paulo architecture biennials and its own rooftop garden, realized with the landscape designer Cornelius Gavril. Scheduled from September 22 to 24, the third edition of the festival is an opportunity for the architecture practice to present some international proposals, linked together with the idea of a network. Piuarch office will thus host an exhibition about green projects during the three days. The projects show how agriculture could globally act as a chance to get urban and social redevelopment.
September 22th - 24th, 2017

Piuarch joins the Milano Arch Week

Lectures, tours to the most important architectures of the city, workshop and photography exhibitions. Piuarch joins the dynamic program of the Milano Arch Week, scheduled from 12 to 18 June, and opens the office to the public on Friday, June 16th from 1 to 6 pm.
2017, June 16th - Milan

Piuarch joins the program “Open studio”

The Piuarch office will be open to the public on Friday, May 26, from 10 pm to 7 pm for the “Open studio” initiative, promoted by the Department of Promotion of Architectural Culture and the Architect figure of the CNAPPC.
2017, May 26 - Milan

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