Herzog & de Meuron Unveils Italian HQ Scheme

17 March 2010 (Last Updated March 17th, 2010 18:30)

Swiss architectural practice Herzog & de Meuron has unveiled plans for a new headquarters for the Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli at Porto Volta in Milan, Italy. The scheme comprises three structures – the Feltrinelli building, Fondazione building and the smaller 620m&#

Swiss architectural practice Herzog & de Meuron has unveiled plans for a new headquarters for the Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli at Porto Volta in Milan, Italy.

The scheme comprises three structures – the Feltrinelli building, Fondazione building and the smaller 620m² Comune building.

The 2,470m² main Feltrinelli building comprises of five storeys above ground and two below, which will house office spaces.

The 970m² Fondazione building will include a cafe and bookshop on the ground floor, a mixed-use space on the first floor and a reading room on the top floor.

Below the ground floor level historical documents will be stored in a secure archive.

The design will also add a landscaped green space and a roof that melts into the façade, according to bdonline.co.uk.

Work on the project is due to start in 2011 and complete by 2013.