Classical, residential architecture of the 1940s becomes a contemporary office structure. The design project, by Lombardini22, has respected the request of the Landscape Commission to maintain the original characteristics and volumes of the building, setting back new glazed areas and preserving some elements from the original design, such as the round windows on the mezzanine floor. The transformation of the building’s dimensions and the expansion of its dramatic presence on the perimeter façade required the demolition of the first row of balconies.
The demolition of all partitions on the floors and the new roofing using elements in steel, wood and glass have generally lightened the structure overall. From the viewpoint of making the most of the property, the most significant intervention was doubtless the one on the roof, a new volume with a new metal structure and glazed walls created by Thema, and from here it is possible to enjoy the panoramic views out over the old city and the new-built business district.