Gioia 22 will immediately become another recognizable visual landmark on the Milan skyline and an integral part of Milan's Porta Nuova business district. The building is a perfect example of strategically targeted smart growth, intelligent development and good responsible urban design.
The innovative GIOIA 22 – Porta Nuova tower is designed around people, for a superior quality of working life. This new urban project designed by PCPA Architects with its striking architecture is the result of COIMA’s ambition to innovate real estate by employing technology in a smart way.
The 120 metre high development lies in Milan’s Porta Nuova ‘innovation hub’, which is already home to the headquarters of numerous Italian and international companies, from finance and technology to fashion and consulting services: HSBC, Microsoft, Versace, Google, Accenture and Axa are just some of the many.
The building overlooks the new Biblioteca degli Alberi Park, the third largest park in Milan’s centre, with over 95,000 m2 of green. The development has 30 floors, 4 of which are underground, and a total surface area of 68,432 m2. The building and surrounding areas enable interaction between internal and external, private and public spaces.
To realize these goals, GIOIA 22 will obtain LEED certification, take a Cradle to Cradle approach to the choice of materials and limit energy consumption through sustainable building best-practice and integration with green mobility systems. 6,000 m2 of surface will be covered by photovoltaic panels, reducing energy requirements by up to 75% compared to recent Milan tower blocks. A record for this type of a building, allowing it to meet the Nearly Zero Energy Consumption Building standards.
Energy produced by the photovoltaic system could meet the energy requirements of 306 homes. Green mobility is supported with bicycle paths, pedestrian areas, easy accessibility to public transport and parking spaces with recharging points for electric vehicles, biking facilities and wide private spaces equipped with showers, changing rooms and lockers.