Visually striking and groundbreaking, the new 7-story, 28,000 square meter building housing the offices of the Milan Municipality now stands as a high-performance workplace that emphasizes collaboration, flexibility and efficiency for 1,000 employees.
The renovation effort was part of the client’s initiative to transform an existing building into an eco-sustainable space demonstrating the municipality’s commitment to sustainability with a green roof, photovoltaic panels and grey and rainwater collection systems, among other features.
We were responsible for performance-driven building engineering for structures and building services.
Our digital approach was completely immersive and integrated with the design team. The design data was completely managed by digital models to reduce risk, improve quality and support design collaboration.
The approach to the building services design was holistic and future-proof: we set the parameters of the operational efficiency of the building and the quality of its internal environment through digital simulation of passive and active strategies to add value to whole lifecycle of the asset.
Resiliency was the key aspect at the core of the structural engineering, with the objective to deliver a solution that could withstand natural disasters.
The embodied Carbon targets at new offices of Milan Municipality were truly ambitious, setting a new benchmark for the city on track to achieve full net zero carbon status and energy rating A.
The new offices have also been designed to promote employee wellbeing, including gathering areas, private and communal gardens, a plant-filled landscape with cycle paths connections.
We collaborated closely with the design team to ensure that the building services engineering met all requirements and aided the project’s sustainability and employee well-being goals.
We amended the initial building services design, incorporating a number of key system enhancements and collaborating with manufacturers to determine which items would work best with the ventilation, heating, cooling, and other interior systems.