The new Eni headquarters in San Donato Milanese is finally a reality. Thanks to the hard work of over 3,000 people belonging to about 400 different companies, coordinated by the international architecture studio Morphosis, on May 18 the president of Eni Giuseppe Zafarana flanked by the managing director Claudio Descalzi were able to make a preview visit of the new center management of the company, supported by the managing director of Webuild Pietro Salini, and by the mayor and deputy mayor of San Donato Milanese, Francesco Squeri and Carlo Barone.
Also present at the event were Emanuele Caniggia, managing director of DeA Capital Real Estate, manager of the fund that owns the property, and Roberto Tamburini of GWM, investor in the fund.
Unfortunately, however, the official inauguration is not yet ready, as reported by Il Cittadino di Lodi due to the completion of the underground car parks with around 800 parking spaces, the works on which should be completed by the end of the year. In particular, the multi-storey underground car park in Viale De Gasperi has been completed, while that in via Vannucchi is only 50% ready
The new Eni management center is a real showpiece, not only for Milan and its province, but also for all of Italy: in fact, it represents one of the most innovative green buildings in the world, built with cutting-edge engineering techniques that have made it possible to implement innovative features.
Developed over an area of 65,000 square meters and capable of accommodating up to 4,600 people, the center is located on the land of Metanopoli, a historic Eni headquarters, in San Donato Milanese, south-east of the Lombard capital.
An eye on the environment
The Eni business center has managed to obtain LEED Gold certification, the most important on the scale that evaluates the green characteristics of buildings, thanks to a series of inventions such as paints with very low polluting emissions that manage to guarantee excellent air quality throughout the inside, the glass facades with reduced thermal emission and a photovoltaic system that has been extended to all the roofs.
The facades, which extend for 40,000 square meters, have a design inspired by the Earth, with cladding in micro-perforated and electro-coloured metal sheet. Furthermore, in order to recycle and reuse zero kilometer material, it was established that all the iron and concrete had to come from a distance of less than 200 kilometers from the construction site, and that they had to contain a percentage of recycled material greater than 90% as regards iron, and greater than 5% for concrete.
The Eni headquarters in San Donato Milanese is spread over three towers, all connected to each other. They are:
The Icon Tower: the tallest, with 11 floors, which also houses the company restaurant on the ground floor.
The Landmark Tower: the largest, which occupies 23,700 square meters spread over 9 floors.
The Skygarden Tower: the central building, at the base of which is a large conference hall.
The architects of Morphosis have designed a large white marble base which acts as a point of contact for the 12 thousand square meters of the large internal square and the green areas. The towers are finally connected by bridges, all different and very beautiful.
The construction of the new Eni headquarters in San Donato Milanese is the work of the Webuild group, responsible for numerous iconic works around the world, including the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center in Athens, Greece, designed by architect Renzo Piano, or the stadium Al Bayt of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which hosted the opening ceremony of the championship.