3M Italia Headquarters

Headquarters of 3M Italia Company - Office Building

The building of 10,300 sqm in Milan is the new headquarters for the company's offices 3M ITALIA S.p.A. It is the first building in the context of the masterplan designed by MCA in 2005 and it is characterized by a linear structure, terraced, 105 meters long by 21 wide, varying in height from two to five floors. The optimal shape and orientation allows an effective environmental control: the facades north, east and west are designed with special glasses and shading systems. The south face has been designed with a series of terraces that provide shaded areas. The terraces also act as a environmental buffer protecting against extremes climatic changes in summer and winter. The environmental analysis of the context led to the choice of active solutions for the roof and the facades. The building integrated photovoltaic panels, in addition to producing energy, give to the building a technological aspect.


Energetic performance

- 82% HVAC CO2

7 kg CO2 / mq y

classe A CENED (certificazione energetica Lombardia)

heating 22 kWht / mq y

cooling 110 kWhf / mq y

Location: Pioltello, Milan, Italy

Type: Commission

Status: Built project

Year: 2008-2010

Client: Pirelli & C.Real Estate S.p.A Development Management Italy


Surface: 10.300 m²

Budget: 17.000.000€

Project: Mario Cucinella Architects

Team: Mario Cucinella, Luca Bertacchi (architect in charge), Alberto Bruno, Cristina Garavelli, Julissa Gutarra, Linda Larice, Michele Olivieri, Alessio Rocco, Luca Stramigioli; Natalino Roveri (model maker)


Structures: SCE Project

Mechanical and Electrical engineering: TIFS Engineering

Project Management: Pirelli RE

Construction Management: Manutencoop Facility Management S.p.A.

Landscaping: Studio Meucci

Civil works: CMB

Façades: Teleya

Electrical and Mechanical services: Siemens

Raised floors: Unifor

Photovoltaic Systems: Tecsolis

External works: Gabanelli

Fit out project management: C&W

Landscaping: Riva Giardini


3D Rendering: Engram Studio

Photographer: Daniele Domenicali