What does regeneration mean? An excellent example is the project of the Arcadia Center in Milan. Designed by the architect Giuseppe Tortato, the renovation project used a BIM technology and a cloud-based integrated model to optimize also the future building maintenance. Air, light and green are used as architectonic elements, granting a high level of human and environmental sustainability, certified LEED Silver.
Iconic building of the suburbs’ regeneration in Milan, the renovation of the Arcadia Center designed by the architect Giuseppe Tortato, keeps the original dynamism of the original building, even more enhanced by the winding facade and the technological features.
The building will host the Volkswagen Leasing GmbH and Volkswagen Bank GmbH headquarters, that will be the core of the automotive Gallaratese district.
The interior design of the Arcadia Center is thought to host a flexible workspace to foster the wellbeing of the workers. Moreover the use of air, light and green as real architectonic elements have been the key to create a sustainable building, that worths the LEED Silver certification.
The building information modelling (BIM) used for projecting the Arcadia Center, was improved by a federated design pattern designed by the same Studio Tortato: the systems the coordinate the three main elements of the building (architecture, structures and systems) through a cloud-based system shared with the owner of the edifice.
Besides helping to coordinate the design phase, the system will allow the future optimization and maintenance of the building, improving the efficiency of the building over the years.
Text by Gabriele Masi.