The Milanese financial newspaper, “Il Sole 24 Ore”, recently acquired new headquarters. A pre-existing industrial building from the 60’s, was restored by architects from the famous Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The headquarters/venue space brought new life to an dilapidated industrial building that not only is the Il Sole 24 Ore building, but it hosts a variety of cultural events and exhibitions.
Today the area surrounding the headquarters is under massive renovation. More than 15 years ago, between 1998 and 2004, the “Il Sole 24 Ore” headquarters was an isolated project by Prizker Price archistar Renzo Piano. Now, a new neighbourhood is rising on the grounds that once belonged to Fiera Milano (Milano Fair district that a few years ago moved to Rho).
This new U-shaped building has a vast central garden, a green artificial hill hiding subterranean parking underneath, a cafeteria and an auditorium. An alternation of brick portions and glass facade sheltered by bright-green sun-shading blinds on the outside animate the exterior. The light architecture, of the see-through building with an inner courtyard, is free for any archi-lover to access and visit.