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‘Lighthouse’ office tower will be new Headquarters for A2A in Milan

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‘Lighthouse’ office tower will be new Headquarters for A2A in Milan

Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel designed the project.


By David Malone, Managing Editor | August 3, 2021
Torre Faro tower

Renderings courtesy ACPV

A 470-foot-tall “lighthouse” office tower will be the new Milan headquarters of Italian multi-utility company A2A. Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel (ACPV) designed the project.

The tower, dubbed Torre Faro (which means lighthouse tower in Italian), reimagines the company’s office spaces to adapt to people’s ever-changing needs at work while reviving the local urban fabric with 68,000 sf of green spaces. The project will connect Milan’s historic center and periphery by reactivating a north-south axis that runs from the city center through Via Crema and Piazza Trento all the way to ACPV’s Symbiosis business district.

 

Torre Faro exterior base

 

“The A2A Headquarters project creates a new vertical village for the firm’s operations. It is designed for people to enjoy working in the company of their colleagues and to encourage spontaneous professional and personal interactions,” said Antonio Citterio, Architect and Co-Founder of ACPV, in a release.

The new tower will be able to accommodate 1,500 people across flexible spaces and a green courtyard that will be shared with the Museum of Energy, which is located inside the existing buildings that will be revitalized with the project.

Torre Faro will be divided in the middle into two sets of office floors framed by the spacious entrance hall on the ground floor, the Sky Garden in the middle, and the Belvedere on top. The Sky Garden will exist 200 feet up the tower while the Belvedere sits 410 feet high. Both will provide panoramic views of Milan.

 

Torre Faro exterior

 

A large atrium and a suspended mezzanine creates a welcoming environment that is enhanced by the multifunctional office spaces located not he floors above. Co-working lounges and informal meeting rooms can be reconfigured for multiple uses.

Beyond the A2A Headquarters, the urban regeneration project extends from the neighboring Piazza Trento to the closest metro station through Via Crema. Also included are enlarged pedestrian areas, two new squares, additional green areas, and bicycle paths.

The project is slated for completion in 2024.

 

Torre Faro Belvedere

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