Green Place Office Building, Milano

Walkways and planted Sedum beds create a pattern
project profile data
Area: ca. 1,500 m²
Construction year: 2014
Client: STAM Europe, Paris
Architect/Design: Goring & Straja architects, Milano
System build-ups: “Roof Garden” with Floradrain® FD 40-E and “Sedum Carpet” with Floradrain® FD 25-E
Project report

“Green Place” is the name of this office building consisting of different components. The facade of the modern complex is made mainly of glass and aluminium. Some of the outer walls are equipped with a sun protection system of bamboo lamellae. The highly sustainable building was awarded the LEED Gold Status. From all surrounding parts of the building one can overlook the green courtyard situated on the underground garage. It can be accessed from different sides, particularly from the showroom of a car retailer in the ground floor. The pattern resulting from planted and paved rectangles resembles a chessboard. Between the flower beds with various perennials, there are some higher containers accommodating trees which are surrounded by benches. The lowest of the three building components has an extensive green roof. The higher roofs are equipped with photovoltaic systems.

  • Illuminated roof garden at night
    Due to the sophisticated lighting system the courtyard can be used even at night.
  • Plant beds with Sedum and small trees between walkways
    The differently planted areas result in a great pattern.
  • Building with bamboo lamellae on the facade
    A sun protection system made of bamboo lamellae was applied mainly on the south facade.