arata isozaki + andrea maffei: citylife tower under construction arata isozaki + andrea maffei: citylife tower under construction
may 10, 2012

arata isozaki + andrea maffei: citylife tower under construction

‘citylife tower’ by arata isozaki and andrea maffei, milan, italy all images courtesy of arata isozaki and andrea maffei

 

 

 

construction is underway in milan, italy for the ‘citylife tower’, designed by tokyo-based arata isozaki and milan-based andrea maffei. the foundation consists of a continuous block of concrete which covers 4,260 cubic meters, requiring 42 hours of uninterrupted work to complete. 62 concrete piles measuring 30 meters in length and support the 1,200 ton steel reinforced structural base.

 

the 63 by 27 meter foundation will uphold the 61.50 by 24 meter building footprint. expressed in the elevation, six office floors are contained within each of the eight vertically stacked modules. encased with a double-glazed skin, the convex facade will be held in place by four inclined struts along the wider elevations. these bracing elements will serve to divert some of the loads from the interior structural frameworks. in 2015, the structure will be the tallest in italy, reaching a height of 207 meters.

 

see designboom’s previous coverage of arata isozaki + andrea maffei: citylife tower’s proposal phase, along with a personal interview with andrea maffei discussing the project here and here.

aerial view of the foundation

construction

construction

construction

foundation walls

rebar caging

rebar detail

renderings

citylife complex

roof plan

typical floor plan

elevation

elevation

section

section

facade detail

 

 

project info:

 

project: tca citylife tower, milan, italy program: offices client: citylife s.r.l., milan, italy architects: arata isozaki and andrea maffei design team: pietro bertozzi, takeshi miura, alessandra de stefani, chiara zandri, vincenzo carapellese, roberto balduzzi, francesca chezzi, takatoshi oki, stefano bergagna, paolo evolvi, elisabetta borgiotti, adolfo berardozzi, sofia bedinsky, atsuko suzuki, antonietta bavaro, carlotta maranesi, higaki seisuke, hidenari arai / andrea maffei architects s.r.l., milan, italy structural engineering: maurizio teora (pd), luca buzzoni (pm), matteo baffetti / arup italia s.r.l., milan, italy favero & milan ingegneria s.p.a., mirano, italy facades: mikkel kragh, mauricio cardenas, matteo orlandi, maria meizoso, carlos prada / arup italia s.r.l., milan, italy mechanical systems: gianfranco ariatta, roberto menghini, riccardo lucchese, andrea ambrosi, sylvia zoppo vigna / ariatta ingegneria dei sistemi s.r.l., milan, italy fire control: salvatore mistretta, milan, italy vertical infrastructures: jappsen ingenieure, frankfurt, germany lighting design: lpa light planners associates, tokyo, japan sound engineering: vernon cole, cole jarman, addlestone, surrey, united kingdom project management: j&a, milan, italy ramboll, london, united kingdom built surface for the tower: 81.615 mq surface for parking areas (outdoors and underground): 44.485 mq. maximum building height: 207 m number of floors: 50 number of office floors: 46 number of work stations: 3864 competition: 2003 (results: 2004) design: 2005-2011 start of construction: 2012 estimated completion: 2015

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