The buildings of the new Eni Directional Center emerge from the landscape as an urban island. They are arranged around a central square and overlook everyday activities, atria, conference center and staff restaurant through floor to ceiling windows. Connected by skyways, the three main buildings integrate the complex with the city establishing a strong visual presence for the company.
The mixed use of steel and reinforced concrete allows elegant solutions such as bridges, cantilevers and counter sloping facades.
The design of the façade is inspired by the geological formation of the Earth, visible in the optical effect adopted for external cladding of micro-perforated metal sheeting and the stratified forms of the buildings that seem to emerge from the site.
The higher floors provide maximum flexibility of use to meet the needs of the company both in terms of office space and in common areas, maximizing natural light. The complex has been designed to achieve LEED Gold certification.
SCE Project has provided a full-service design service (architectural, structural and MEPF) during the final and executive phases. SCE Project has also offered a BIM and data management service with the aim of facilitating and optimizing the construction phase. We are currently involved in the constructive design endorsing the role of coordinator and technical assistance on site. SCE Project USA led the Project Management and supported the design through the coordination between the overseas architects with the local ones.
Client: Eniservizi SpA / Impregilo Salini S.p.A.
Design Architect: Morphosis / Nemesi Architects
Construction: Impregilo Salini S.p.A
Location: San Donato Milanese, Milan
Year: 2014 – Under construction
Services:Architecture, Construction Management, BIM&Data Management, Environmental Engineering, Facades, Integrated Design, Project Management, Structural Engineering.