This building, called “Parallelo”, is an expression of the Vitruvian triangle, with an approach under the principles of eco-sustainability. Exploring innovative techniques and materials, the goal is in the preservation of natural resources and the well being of people.
A triangular cross-section that, seen from above, shows a large number of triangles that add transparency to the external facing. It is located in Milan’s Via Santander, in a area that is being renovated and modernized. The offices were designed by Mario Cucinella.
It holds the IULM University for Modern Languages of Milano, on one side, and the administrative headquarters of Santander on the other. The environment-friendly Expo in 2015 was kept in mind when developing this building.
The strong volume and the sharp outline of the building mark the landscape, expressing its strenght, but in a smooth and friendly way.
Source: Design Diffusion