COIMA Headquarters

Porta Nuova Milano

The project proposal for the new COIMA Headquarters completes the area of Porta Nuova placing a dual purpose: firstly to be a highly representative intervention to support the activities of the executive; secondly, connect the urban space with the adjacent park taking shape as a gateway and scenic backdrop. Starting from this assumption the project explores the theme of synthesis between ‘natural’ and ‘artificial’ both in formal and environmental deal. Furthermore, the comparison between the scale of the operation and the pre-existing volumes has suggested the search for a design solution characterized by a strong aesthetic and volumetric unitary. The new project was conceived as a unique example in which the pace of the big portals, creates a lar­ge pergola that overlooks the park. The intention is not to propose a more “character” in a place where, present architectures are already strong and full of symbolism. The horizontal building de­fines a scan, a pace that “hosts” the functions, offices and an auditorium / asylum, and a square that becomes the access portal to the park and from the park. Simplicity, rhythm and essentiality are the characteristics of a large Milanese ar­chitectural culture that has made school.

-100% HVAC CO2

0 kg CO2 / mq y

Classe A+, LEED gold

heating 15 kWht / mq y

cooling 60 kWhf / mq y

Location: Milan, Italy

Year: 2013 - under construction project

Type: Invited design competition - winner project (2013)

Cliente: COIMA

Surface: 2.400 sqm


Project: Mario Cucinella Architects


Mario Cucinella, Giulio Desiderio, Julissa Gutarra, Riccardo Minghini


Alberto Menozzi, Martina Buccitti, Enrico Pintabona, Daniele Morelli, Luca Stramigioli, Rachid Hicheri, Giuseppe Perrone

Modelli: Yuri Costantini, Andrea Genovesi

Management: Giulia Floriani, Eugenio Roncacci

Concorso: Luca Sandri, Alberto Casarotto, Alberto Bruno

Rendering: Engram Studio; MIR

Photo: Moreno Maggi

Consultants:  MSC (strutture), Studio Ariatta (impianti), gruppo C14 (illuminazione involucro), J&A (consultants)

General Contractor: Colombo Costruzioni


Construction Manager: Giorgio Ceruti


Interior Design: COIMA Image with Gensler