The Straight One
|Roof||209 m (686 ft)|
249 m (817 ft) (with broadcast antenna)
|Floor area||81,615 m2 (878,500 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Arata Isozaki & Associates |
Andrea Maffei Architects
Il Dritto (The Straight One in English) or Allianz Tower is one of the tallest buildings in Italy at 209 m (686 ft)—249 m (817 ft) with broadcast antenna—and with its 50 floors is the tallest to the roof. It was designed by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki and Italian architect Andrea Maffei.
The tower is composed by eight modules by six floors each one. The façade of the module is composed by a triple-glass unit slightly curved to outside. The vertical succession of rounded forms create a feeling of slight vibration of the volume of the building as it rises upward. Elevations of the short sides are fully glazed and show the mechanical series of six panoramic lifts going up and down to the various floors of the building.
The idea of an endless tower can be compared to previous ambitions of other artists such as Constantin Brâncuși, for example, who in 1937–38 installed one of his endless columns of Târgu Jiu in the park to create repeatable systems indefinitely.
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