Client: Ramboll UK
Architects: Arata Isozaki, Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind
Engineering services provided
The 43 hectare CityLife development occupies the site of Milan’s former fairground and exhibition site (Fiera Campionaria) to create a new urban area with a combination of residences, offices and retail space arrayed around a large park. We worked in collaboration with Ramboll and J&A Consultants on technical reviews of the architects’ schemes first and the contrator’s design then.
The project’s central square features three towers — Torre Isozaki, Torre Hadid and Torre Libeskind. FACES specialists are undertaking façade, geotechnical, structural and MEP technical reviews in addition to the coordination to the other disciplines reviews provided by Ramboll (sustainability, lifts, transport, fire and acoustics).
We provide our services during all the design and construction process, from the brief to the final delivery of the buildings, assisting PM, designers, site supervisors and testers.
Arata Isozaki & Andrea Maffei Associati designed the 50-storey Torre Isozaki, which has achieved a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) ‘Gold’ rating, as defined by the USA’s green building council. It will be the tallest building in Italy at 205m.
Torre Hadid, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, takes a vortex-like form, with a 35m rhomboid footprint. It is 170m high and has 43 storeys of retail and office space. It too has a LEED ‘Gold’ rating. terraces and curved balconies and roofs.
Studio Daniel Libeskind designed Torre Libeskind, is a concrete structure with a steel crawn on top, clad in glass curtain walling, and it forms part of an imaginary sphere surrounding Piazza Tre Torri.