GIOIA 22 - Porta Nuova, Milan’s Next Generation Tower

COIMA launches the new development phase of Porta Nuova, putting forward Milan as European innovation lab for the development of the territory.

16 November 2017

COIMA SGR presents GIOIA 22, the new Porta Nuova tower block. The building, with 26 above ground floors reaching a height of 120 metres and 4 underground floors for total gross surface area of 68,432 sq m, stands out for its unique standards of technological innovation and environmental sustainability. GIOIA 22 will obtain LEED certification, adopt a Cradle to Cradle approach in the choice of materials and limit energy consumption through sustainable building best-practice and integration with green mobility systems.

GIOIA 22 will be built on the site of the former INPS building in Via Melchiorre Gioia 22. The building, which was constructed in 1961 and has been unused since 2012, consisted of eighteen above ground floors and three underground floors for a total surface area of 40,000 sq m. The work schedule includes, after a preparatory period which saw the removal of over 200 tons of asbestos, the start of demolition in November 2017 and the laying of the first stone in summer 2018, with planned completion of the building within 2020.

COIMA SGR will handle investment ad asset management on behalf of a wholly owned subsidiary of The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority as the investor, while COIMA Srl will be responsible for the development of the project.

"Milan can stand as a candidate to become a European innovation laboratory for the development of the territory, with new-generation projects able to contribute to the make up of a winning Italian recipe in making sustainable buildings that can combine economic and social performance".
Manfredi Catella, Founder & CEO of COIMA SGR.

GIOIA 22 will have more than 6,000 square meters of surface area covered by photovoltaic panels reducing the energy requirements by up to 75% compared to recent tower blocks in Milan, and a record for a building of this type which enables it to meet the Nearly Zero Energy Consumption Building standards. The annual reduction in carbon dioxide emissions achieved by GIOIA 22, of -2,260 tons, is equal to the absorption of CO2 attributable to around 10 hectares of forest (4,500 trees).

"The original form of the tower is the result of the coming together of two urban elements and at the same time is the response to the need to optimize natural light and solar energy. The combination of these two factors has led to this unique dynamic form which can proudly take its own place in the Milan skyline".
Gregg Jones, the Principal of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects.

Thanks to the introduction of cycle paths, pedestrian areas, green areas and communal spaces, the tower responds to the increasing request from the new generations for green mobility, oriented at a healthy lifestyle which respects the environment. The interaction between the internal and external and private and public spaces takes physical shape in the podium and in the green areas which surround it, acting as connection points between the building and the city. Accessibility to public transport and shared services, the provision of car parking spaces with recharging points for electric vehicles, biking facilities, ample private areas with showers, changing-rooms and lockers are some of the examples of facilities connected to the new project. The internal spaces, which are characterized by versatility in the shared and private areas, are designed as a meeting point for people, similar to squares for personal exchanges, set up for smart working and also relaxation.

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