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General Information

Other name(s): Hadid Tower
Beginning of works: 2014
Completion: 2017
Status: in use

Project Type

Function / usage: Office building
Material: Concrete structure
Architectural style: Deconstructivist


Location: , , ,
Address: piazza Tre Torri
Coordinates: 45° 28' 40.31" N    9° 9' 18.77" E
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Technical Information


height 175 m
number of floors (above ground) 44


building structure reinforced concrete

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Twisted highrise architecture from Zaha Hadid

Twisted highrise architecture from Zaha Hadid

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Excerpt from Wikipedia

Generali Tower (Lo Storto (The Twisted One in English) is a skyscraper completed in 2017 in Milan, Italy that reaches a height of 191.5 m (628 ft) with 44 floors (+ 3 floors basement), and a total floor area of about 67,000 square metres (720,000 sq ft). Its designer is the Anglo-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. The geometry of the building is that of a warping shape, where both the floors dimension and their orientation vary along the tower axis.

The structure is concrete and composite. A central core acts as main horizontal stiffening and resisting element. Foundations are of mixed raft and piles type, where the piles are used as settlement reduction devices. The base raft is a 2.5-metre (8.2 ft) thick concrete slab, resting on 64 piles arranged in clusters and points under the main load points. In order to resis the main torsional effects due to the warped column arrangement, the core lintels above main doors feature composite solutions with a mixed use of steel elements, rebar and concrete. Due to the specific form-dependent deformation effects, a highly sophisticated stage analysis both for construction and long term effects has been effected. A steel, free form podium for commercial use surrounds the base of the building.

The building hosts offices of Assicurazioni Generali, the third largest insurance group in the world by revenue.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "Generali Tower" and modified on 23 July 2019 under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.


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