William McDonough + Partners designed Google Italia headquarters at Porta Nuova
William McDonough + Partners is proud to be part of the Porta Nuova design team recognized as the “best urban regeneration project” during last week’s MIPIM Awards 2018. Porta Nuova, one of the largest urban redevelopments in Europe, sits on the former site of a renovated railway yard in Milan and includes office, residential, retail, and cultural venues.
The multi-use development is home to many global corporations including Google’s Italian headquarters designed by William McDonough + Partners. The building optimizes the workplace environment through efficient floor plates and core layout, natural ventilation, access to the outdoors through a series of exterior terraces, and a high-performance window glazing system that maximizes views and transparency while minimizing heat gain.
The building achieved LEED® Gold certification, while the office spaces comply with the guidelines for LEED Commercial Interiors. Located at the boundary between old and new, the building is designed to optimize for orientation and program while it seamlessly integrates within the local urban context and bridges the community to the Porta Nuova development.
Porta Nuova is managed by COIMA and Hines Italia and includes the designs of more than 20 architects of eight different nationalities who took part in the project. William McDonough + Partners is very proud of the collaborative project resulting in a truly unique and regenerative urban development in Italy.