Engie Published by Park Associati


The project proposes the hard retrofitting of a poor architectural quality building from the beginning of the ‘80s, outdated in terms of energy and distribution. The refurbishment converts the building into a contemporary property suited to the developing surrounding area, which has recently acquired strategic importance because of the opening of the new underground station. A relevant focus of the project is on the improvement of the building's energy performance, in order to achieve standards of excellence.

By adjusting the volumes of the two ground-floor reception areas, the heart of the building's connections has shifted to the urban fabric towards the underground station and the main boulevard. It has been given due prominence to the green area, which is currently also visible from the street. The flexibility of interior office spaces as well as the façade system was reconsidered, with a view to adapting them to the current energy-saving and soundproofing requirements. The building was taken apart, the composition of the various volumes re-proportioned and re-adjusted in order to achieve a much lighter and articulated configuration.

Anew porter's lodge has been positioned right at the front of the property, consisting of a complex system of transparent glass and press-bent sheet metal seamlessly merging with the fence of the building's property. Still within the perimeters of the site, an overhanging roof offers protection to the building's guests.

The ceiling-to-floor design of the new insulated double-glazing façade makes the most of the transparent casing and allows for a full visual connection between the workplace and the external environment.

A compositional layer outlined by horizontal and vertical anodised aluminium intradoses, designed in such way as to fragment the building's size, has been super-imposed onto the design of the various glass modules.

Engie Headquarters won the first prize at Global Architecture and Design Awards 2018 in the category Renovation and received the Honorable Mention at the Architecture Masterprize Award 2018 in the same category.

Project Information:

Via Chiese 72-74, Milano

Cliente GENERALI REAL ESTATE SGR S.P.A. - Fondo Effepi Real Estate

Main Tenant Engie Italia SpA

Tipologia Headquarters

Progetto: 2013 Cantiere: 2016 - 2017
Completamento: aprile 2018

Area 12.000 mq

Prestazioni Concept Progetto Architettonico Progetto Paesaggistico Direzione Artistica

Design team: Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi Alessandro Rossi (Project Architect) Marco Siciliano, Lorenzo Merloni, Antonio Cinquegrana, Davide Pojaga, Marco Vitalini, Elena Ghetti, Fabio Calciati (rendering), Mario Frusca (rendering)

Certificazioni energetiche LEED Platinum

Premi: 2018
Global Architecture and Design Awards, primo premio nella categoria Renovation Architecture Masterprize Awards, Menzione speciale nella categoria Renovation 2019 Premio Internazionale d’architettura METRA Sistemi d’autore nella categoria restauro e ristrutturazioni


Strutture, Impianti meccanici ed elettrici General Planning Srl, Milano Team: Giovanni Bonini, Loris Colombo, Walter Cola, Luca Dagrada, Alberto Villa, Luigi Zinco, Lucia Matterelli, Paolo Lanteri

Gestione Progetto Generali Immobiliare Italia SGR SpA, Milano

Progetto Paesaggistico Park Associati

Consulenza Antincendio General Planning Srl, Milano

Impresa costruzioni Carron SpA, Treviso

Direzione Lavori e Gestione Sicurezza Arcadis Italia Srl, Milano Team: Roberto Talotta, Cristian Chioni, Monica Pedrini, Andrea Amoretti, Gabriele Candela, Pasqualino Lico, Pasquale Giuliani, Alessandra Damato, Marcelo Barreiro

Leed Rina Service SpA, Milano Team: Claudia La Macchia, Nunzio Di Somma


Facciate Base Serramenti Spa, Bassano del Grappa

Vetro Guardian Industries Europe, Milan

Serramenti Metra SpA, Treviglio Schuco International Italia, Milano

Anodizzazione Anofor Srl, Selva-Ansaldo

Pavimenti e rivestimenti Marazzi Group Srl (Serie Ragno), Milano Mirage Granito Ceramico SpA, Milano

Sanitari Villeroy & Boch, Milano

Illuminazione esterna Ares by Flos SpA, Milano

Illuminazione interna Intra Lighting Italy, Milano Zumtobel Group Srl, Milano

Ascensori Shindler, Milano

Controsoffitti metallici radianti Lindner Italy, Milano

Foto Andrea Martiradonna Mario Frusca

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9810 Building with office-like use

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