Porta Romana 19

Milan | Italy
Vittorio Grassi Architects
Unipol Sai S.p.a.
2013 Preliminary Design
2013 Schematic Design
2014 Detail Design and Tender Documentation
2015 Start of Construction
2017/18 End of Construction
Gross Floor Area
7485 sqm
Construction Costs
14 m euros
Structural Design
Ing. Paolo Costa
Services Design
Ing. S.M. Migliore, Arch. Iannone
Health & Safety
Gaa Engineering srl

The redevelopment of the building, with the entrance from Corso di Porta Romana 19 within the historical center of Milan, represents an innovation for the way of approach and the design sensitivity, making a perfect synthesis between historical tradition and contemporary design.
The intervention completely renews the building by creating a new glass roof in a contemporary language, harmoniously fitting into the historical context and respecting the architecture of the building underneath.
The characteristic features of the intervention are the redesign of the internal facades, the new loggia on the penultimate floor and the new glass structure on the roof.

The latter, born from the demolition and reconstruction of the existing pitched roof, will house a lounge.
The project is characterized by a great attention given to the quality of spaces, both private and shared ones, internal and external, through the choice of materials, the grafting of terraces, valuable fixtures and great attention to the green.

The graft of the new light and glazed structure on the roof is the emblem of the overall search for empathy and respect for the surrounding buildings.

The project of spaces, air quality, acoustics and lighting has been designed to create a pleasant and comfortable workplace that can inspire and improve the concentration and well-being of future users.