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Sustainability In Architecture: VI Palazzo ENI by UNStudio

Photo of new complex as seen from the lawn in front of an complex
Sustainability In Architecture: VI Palazzo ENI by UNStudio
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The architects from UNStudio participated in international design competition for VI Palazzo. New office buildings, restaurant, meeting, conference and heritage building are proposed for San Donato Milanese, Milan, Italy. Building design is focused on sustainability in architecture, with high architectural engineering trying to connect nature, energy and technology. 


"The pioneering spirit of ENI takes form in the design for the VI Palazzo. The design defines itself in the historic tradition of the company, initiated by Enrico Mattei, for whom the palazzos had always been at the forefront of the architectural industry in terms of building technology and design. The building is designed in the tradition of its own history, accepting the most significant challenge of its times, the capacity of imagining the future. The design picked up the challenge and translated this urge in architecture. 

The two most relevant components that will forge the world of tomorrow, the research on new renewable energetic sources and new communication systems, constitute the heart of the project. The VI Palazzo is a building conform to the Kyoto Protocol, to which ENI has agreed, energetically sustainable and in a decade perspective able to input energy into the local smart grid, improving significantly the quality of life, not only for the employs working in the building, but also for the inhabitants of entire neighborhood.

The spatial organization, instead, is inspired by new forms of communication, with a horizontal development in circles, allowing for a simpler and more effective people flow and work dynamics."
          -UNStudio

Photo of new proposed complex as seen from the plane
Sustainability In Architecture: VI Palazzo ENI by UNStudio
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Photo of new proposed complex and its central backyard
Sustainability In Architecture: VI Palazzo ENI by UNStudio
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Photo of interiors inside of the complex
Sustainability In Architecture: VI Palazzo ENI by UNStudio
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Illustration showing percentage of Production and Consumption
Sustainability In Architecture: VI Palazzo ENI by UNStudio
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Illustration showing connection between nature, technology and energy
Sustainability In Architecture: VI Palazzo ENI by UNStudio
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Illustration showing sunlight coming into the complex
Sustainability In Architecture: VI Palazzo ENI by UNStudio
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Detailed illustration of how complex works
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Sustainability In Architecture: VI Palazzo ENI by UNStudio
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