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3M Headquarters
Milan - special prize
The building of 10,300 sqm in Milan is the new headquarters for the company's offices 3M ITALIA S.p.A. The optimal shape and orientation allows an effective environmental control: the facades north, east and west are designed with special glasses and shading systems. The south face has been designed with a series of terraces that provide shaded areas. The terraces also act as a environmental buffer protecting against extremes climatic changes in summer and winter. The building integrated photovoltaic panels, in addition to producing energy, give to the building a technological aspect.