The Twisted One
|Roof||185 m (607 ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Zaha Hadid Architects|
|Structural engineer||Mauro E. Giuliani - Redesco Srl Milan|
Generali Tower (Lo Storto (The Twisted One in English) is a skyscraper completed in 2017 in Milan, Italy that will reach a height of 185 m (607 ft) with 44 floors (+ 3 floors basement), and a total floor area of about 67,000 square metres (720,000 sq ft). Its designer is the Anglo-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. The geometry of the building is that of a warping shape, where both the floors dimension and their orientation vary along the tower axis.
The structure is concrete and composite. A central core acts as main horizontal stiffening and resisting element. Foundations are of mixed raft and piles type, where the piles are used as settlement reduction devices. The base raft is a 2.5-metre (8.2 ft) thick concrete slab, resting on 64 piles arranged in clusters and points under the main load points. In order to resis the main torsional effects due to the warped column arrangement, the core lintels above main doors feature composite solutions with a mixed use of steel elements, rebar and concrete. Due to the specific form-dependent deformation effects, a highly sophisticated stage analysis both for construction and long term effects has been effected. A steel, free form podium for commercial use surrounds the base of the building.
- "Generali, headquarter milanese nella Torre Hadid dal 2018" [Generali, Milan's headquarters in the Hadid Tower since 2018]. adnkronos.com (in Italian). 15 October 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
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