DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK
The second CityLife skyscraper is part of a large urban redevelopment project in the former Trade Fair District of Milan. The “Twisted One”, designed by the star architect Zaha Hadid, is a tower with a rhombus plan. It rises for 43 floors with 170 m of cement and glass, twisting on itself with respect to the urban landscape.
Great attention has been paid to environmental sustainability and the limitation of the energy costs of the structure, for which certification is planned on the basis of the LEED 2009 standard for Core & Shell with a PLATINUM level. At the foot of the building, mainly for business use, a shopping centre and a number of covered walkways joining to the Tre Torri subway station of the M5 line have been developed. The building has a reserved and underground car park with around 380 car spaces. It houses the Milan site of Assicurazioni Generali.