A brief mention of the new skyscrapers that will soon give the Milan skyline an even more glamorous look.
The Gate will be Citylife's fourth building. A new gateway to the neighbourhood: two iconic buildings, connected by an arched portico, covered by photovoltaic panels, which will frame the existing towers.
Porta Nuova’s new skyscrapers, almost ready for inauguration, will be Gioia22, called the 'glass shard' for its particular shape that enlarges as it rises upwards. It is a 120-metre tall tower with large energy-producing photovoltaic panels on its surface. It will be the first zero-emission skyscraper.
The Nido Verticale, or Unipol Tower, designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architect will be another innovative skyscraper, where materials such as wood, metal and glass will reign. Sustainability will be ensured by energy efficiency: the skeleton of the building is made up of a double layer, with a cavity in the middle that insulates both from winter cold and summer heat. Thanks to solar panels installed in strategic points and rainwater collection systems, integrated into beautiful design elements, the building's consumption of resources is reduced to a minimum.
Finally, the Faro A2A Tower: the first skyscraper in southern Milan, 145 metres tall, for 28 floors. It will become the new Milanese headquarters of A2A, the largest Italian multi-utility. Again, the project’s main emphasis is on eco-sustainability, through the use of innovative energy efficiency systems and hanging gardens located in the middle, at a height of about 60 metres.