Via Nino Bonnet, 10, 20154 Milano
Photo credits: ©ISAAC-SUPSI
Photo credits: ©Coima | PLP Architect
Location: Milan, Italy
Year: 1962; 2018 – 2021
Owner / Developer: Accenture AG / COIMA Res
Project: PLP Architecture
Facades: Faces Engineering
PV manufacturer: Sunage SA
The Accenture Corporate Centre (Corso Como Place) in Via Bonnet in Milan, as part of the Forward Building programme of the company, is a 20-storey building designed and built through a complete refurbishment of the existing tower according to the most modern criteria of sustainability and safety boasting of a LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design™) Gold rated Certification. Approximately 15,000 square metres were redesigned by COIMA according to the latest sustainability criteria, enabling new models of working and collaboration, areas for co-creation and collaboration, spaces for socialising, recreation, and design thinking to foster creativity, sharing of ideas and innovation by leveraging new technology.
The tower, dating from 1962, had been a modernist landmark in the international style.
The new building project by PLP Architecture considered recladding again the facade using semi-automatic timber shutters that optimise lighting and energy consumption. A new faceted glazed curtain walling by Faces Engineering to increase the levels of light into the workspace redesign the external form of the new façades.
A large area of the façade is used as a solar collector, storing energy for use in the building. The building complies with the international standard NZEB, thanks to its excellent energy performance. All this has been made possible thanks to an extensive system of photovoltaic elements (manufactured by Sunage SA), as well as the use of geothermal energy, which covers 65% of annual requirements, and the implementation of passive design strategies, such as the integration of high-performing façade with automatic solar shading. It is the first-ever Italian office building to achieve the WELL certification and C2C certified, already in line with Next Generation EU standards.