Milan Headquarters: UniCredit Tower
Providing office space in line with sustainability criteria has been one of the biggest challenges we have faced in recent years. We realized that the only viable solution was to innovate, a decision that led to the inauguration of the UniCredit Tower in February 2014.
Designed by the Argentinian architect, Cesar Pelli, the UniCredit Tower complex houses some 4,000 employees within its three buildings, the tallest of which is 230 meters high.
By concentrating the vast majority of our Milan-based workforce here in our new headquarters, our Group has reduced annual overhead costs by roughly €25 million.
UniCredit Tower is at the heart of the largest urban redevelopment operations ever completed in the center of Milan.
The Porta Nuova Garibaldi project has become a model of excellence for sustainable architecture. Featuring the latest ideas in urban, environmental and infrastructural sustainability, the project rapidly became the symbol of revitalization in the city.
Since moving into the new headquarters, our Group has continued to invest in innovative, more productive workplace conditions, including the Take Your Space project. Launched to promote a new concept for work environments, Take Your Space emphasizes design solutions that improve the well-being and work-life balance of UniCredit employees. Under the project, redesigned workspaces enhance flexibility and improve the quality of employee interactions.
Today, roughly 30 percent of the floor area in the UniCredit Tower complex is allocated for communal spaces such as meeting rooms, auditoriums and informal meeting areas. Brightly lit, open and transparent workspaces have almost completely replaced single-occupancy offices used by our Group in the past.
UniCredit Tower in the Lego version
Over the years, UniCredit Tower has become a recognizable symbol of the Milan skyline. Among the events dedicated to the 2019 "Salone del Mobile", the artist Riccardo Zangelmi reproduced the skyscraper during a live performance, using about 30,000 bricks.
The UniCredit Tower in the Lego version has been exhibiting at the Flagship branch in Piazza Gae Aulenti, until April 2020.