Isozaki Tower

Isozaki Tower

Designed by Arata Isozaki, the tower will be the tallest building in Italy, reaching a height of 202 metres in coverage, for a total of 220 metres from the level of the foundations. The building can host up to 3,800 people in its 50 floors, 46 of which will be used as business offices.
The structure is organized around two main reinforced concrete cores (with stairs and service elevators located inside); four smaller cores are built around the elevators for visitors, while the large central open space – dedicated to the offices – is supported by 14 steel-concrete composite columns. The main cores are linked by two pairs of belt trusses, at the 25th and the top floor.
This extremely slender building is one of the few in the world equipped with hydraulic dampers which function with comfort control in order to mitigate the effects of wind turbulence. The dampers are placed at the base of the four metal struts, located outside the building.
SIO has dealt with the structural optimization of the developement project (value engineering) and the final structural design.