UNStudio: VI palazzo ENI UNStudio: VI palazzo ENI
may 04, 2012

UNStudio: VI palazzo ENI

‘VI palazzo ENI’ by UNStudio, san donato milanese, italy all images courtesy of UNStudio



‘VI palazzo ENI’ is a competition design proposal submitted by dutch firm UNStudio for the ENI headquarters complex to be located in the san donato milanese outside milan, italy. taking cues from the company’s longstanding tradition etablished by enrico mattei, the layout generates a palazzo into the site masterplan. structures with a circular footprint and open-air internal courtyard overlap to form a larger scheme with interconnected green spaces for employees to frequent during their day-to-day activities.


the horizontal spread of the spatial organization is the result of new communication outlets generating an efficient and simple dynamic between people and their work. the plan integrates research for upcoming renewable energy sources by conforming to the kyoto protocol, an initiative which the company is directly involved with. the premises is intended to be energetically sustainable and will be able to input energy into the local smart grid within a decade, benefiting all individuals that interact with the building including residents of the neighborhood.



approach to complex



view from main street






aerial view



energy production and consumption diagram



exterior form



conceptual diagram



project info:



client: ENI, eniservizi
location: san donato milanese (mi) building surface: e&p 6.5000 sqm, snam 8.500 sqm
programme:  office buildings, restaurant, meeting, conference, heritage building
 status: competition entry UNStudio: ben van berkel, gerard loozekoot with filippo lodi, frans van vuure and deepak jawahar, alicia casals, hans kooij, wendy van der knijff,  marie prunault, machiel wafelbakker, patrik noome, xing xiong advisors:
 sustainability, urban, facade, structure, mep, acoustic, fire, food: arup, milan, italy landscape: !melk landscape architecture pc, new york mobility: mic, milan, italy bsm: experientia, turin, italy culture-historic: dorothea deschermeier, mendrisio, switzerland visualization: mir, bergen, norway

  • Too bad it did not win, strong shapes and much more readable architecture than the winning project.
    Another mistake in Milan…

    al says:
  • this is so cool

    jkon says:

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