Milan’s striking wooden UniCredit building is powered by the sun

This solar-powered mixed-use building in Milan for UniCredit is not what you would expect a bank-owned building would be. aMDL Michele De Lucchi Studio designed the pavilion to house the bank’s general meetings, but also enrich public life by creating multipurpose spaces. Its open structure of curved laminated wood ribs gives a sense of accessibility and protection.

The pavilion has no foundations–it was constructed on a reinforced concrete podium above a parking facility. Inspired by the shape…

from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingInhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/milans-striking-wooden-unicredit-building-is-powered-by-the-sun
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