"Torre" and "Monolite" buildings in Via Kuliscioff, Milan
The project for construction of ventilated façades on the "Torre" and "Monolite" buildings to be built in Via Kuliscioff in Milan was awarded to Granitech in the second half of 2008 following an exchange of plans and negotiations with the client, Colombo Costruzioni S.p.A.
The project's complexity required very careful, accurate study to address two different aspects of construction: the plan of the "Torre" ("Tower") building is based on a circular spiral which gradually widens as the building rises upwards, and the ventilated wall is positioned inside the continuous façade, so as to form a double skin with it, reducing temperature excursion inside the building; while in the "Monolite" ("Monolith") building, the slightly curved outer surfaces required complex study of the positioning of the slabs and the type of special structure best meeting this requirement.
Construction began late in 2008 and was completed early in 2011, with a total of about 3000 square metres of ventilated walls made using GranitiFiandre Rosa Portogallo and GranitiFiandre Michelangelo Statuario, both materials with polished finishes in the 120x60 cm size, laid horizontally with a ventilated façade system employing the Granitech GHS invisible anchorage system.
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Granitech deals with design and installation of ventilated walls and raised floors. Using state-of-the art technologies Granitech develops top quality solutions for important projects in contemporary architecture.
Ventilated walls are multi-layer construction solutions for "dry" cladding of outside walls, improving their aesthetic qualities, degree of protection and insulation.
A raised floor is a flooring systems designed to meet the different needs of working areas with high concentration of plant engineering systems.
Definitions of terms and phrases commonly used in ventilated and raised applications.