Park Associati
Park Associati
Profile Set up in 2000 by Filippo Pagliani and Michele Rossi, PARK ASSOCIATI is an architectural design studio which works on a large scale. The investigation into the dynamics and flows in urban places forms the basis of a wide range of projects for the tertiary, manufacturing and residential sectors. Equally important for the studio is the planning of interiors which pays close attention to both craftsmanship and design. This adopts a transversal approach to the planning process and a vision that seeks to interrelate cultures and specializations, experiments with new technologies and is sensitive to the issues of sustainability and energy saving. Such an approach opens up new possibilities in terms of scope and vision, and on each occasion gives rise to original compositional landscapes where architecture, place, technology and materials combine to create different spatial forms. The projects on urban and architectonic scale underline the aptitude of PARK ASSOCIATI to research solutions that can combine local identity and technological innovation, this is confirmed by the recent awards in competitions and following realized projects. The projects of PARK ASSOCIATI have been showed in several exhibitions and published in Italian and international magazines.
Milanofiori U1 Building

Milanofiori U1 Building

Uniformity of the façade surface "broken" by vertical architectural elements and horizontal lines

Project Specs

  • Location: Milan
  • Client: Milanofiori Sviluppo Srl
  • Integrated design and project coordination: General Planning
  • Status: ongoing
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Technology

Milanofiori U1 Building

SYSTEMS

Unitised structurally silicone glazed system with TGU glazing.

Stick system façade at lower levels also with external anodised aluminium fins.

Ventilated façade with microperforated aluminium panels

Designed by

Park Associati Architects

Live Project

The building expands the Milanofiori Nord Masterplan which includes two new buildings in the North-West area: the so-called "cliff", a group of buildings that surround the urban development. The neighbourhood takes on the clear and recognizable role of a landmark between the city and the hinterland.

With its 15 floors above ground and approximately 31,500 square meters of surface, U1 is one of the most notable achievements in the sector. The plurality of architectural styles is enriched by the shape that combines volumetric needs with the respect of the alignments of the Masterplan

The U1 has a sort of bow, elevated towards the North-West. This glass and steel blade becomes the fulcrum of the building's architectural composition. The two fronts of the development branch off from it. The body facing the highway is the largest and highest. The uniformity of its glass surface is "broken" by the dense rhythm of vertical elements and horizontal string courses, creating protection from the sun and a barrier to noise. The shorter front of the building, facing north towards the woods, achieves maximum transparency thanks to the glazed façade. Its position allows greater permeability and the relationship with the surrounding environment becomes more intense. The perception of the natural space is as direct as possible.

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