Designed with SOM, London as Studio Head / Senior Designer
20,000 m² (215,278 ft²)
7 storeys, 22.5m tall
The Bergognone project was an adaptive reuse and refurbishment proposal for 4 separate office buildings in the up-scale fashion district of Milan. The brief was to upgrade and fully link all four buildings into one cohesive development, providing for class “A” office space and creating a distinct architectural icon of high design quality and aesthetic.
The design centers around a central landscaped courtyard parti, covered by a glue-lam, cable and tensile-fabric roof. Within this courtyard are a series of restaurants and cafes, access to parking and individual stair and elevator cores linking the buildings. The central courtyard is accessed via a grand stair and main lobby marking the corner intersection.
The exterior wall system is a layered combination of steel and glass members, applied to the existing refurbished façade, creating a strong grid interlacement; each building accentuated with subtle differences to provide for separate identity, but sharing the same palate of details to ensure a holistic architectural appearance.