A ‘PEOPLE-FRIENDLY’ OFFICE FURNITURE.PALAZZO ARCADIA IN MILAN.GIUSEPPE TORTATO ARCHITETTI DESIGNS THE NEW HEADQUARTERS OF THE SWEDISH COMPANY SANDVIK
In the heart of ‘La Forgiatura’, an integrated campus in the Certosa area of Milan resulted from an urban redevelopment, there is Arcadia, a building of 3900 m2
with four floors. Studio Giuseppe Tortato designed the entire building, including the interiors.
DVO is a partner of this interesting project: the Studio chose us for the supply of office furniture. Arcadia has a compact and elegant architecture; the project is characterized by the constant pursuit of balance between external light and the organization of internal spaces in a ‘people-friendly’ style.FOUR FLOORS, FOUR DIFFERENT SETTINGS
In the four floors of Arcadia the organization of the spaces is quite articulated and varies on each floor. The presence of offices, outdoor areas, and green areas is the common thread that connects the different floors. In particular, the furniture project starts from the daily work and from people’s well-being. On the ground floor we find the reception, some halls, and a multipurpose room. Going up to the first floor, we find the Coromant offices, where the natural light of the windows illuminates the DVO furnishings. On the second floor there are the offices of Dormer Pramet, also of the Sandvik group. Here the office furniture project follows the divisional guidelines: we find a chromatic succession of white, black, light grey, and orange.THE OFFICE FURNITURE ON THE THIRD FLOOR: THE WELL-BEING OF THE USERS AT THE CENTRE
The top floor houses the corporate offices of Sandvik Italia. Furniture and natural light are integrated in the design of the working spaces. For the lighting, we applied the principles of ‘Human Centric Lighting’, which studies the methods and tools for a correct lighting throughout the day.
For the soundproofing project, Studio Giuseppe Tortato Architetti has resorted to a specialized consultancy to mitigate the acoustic impact and vibrations of the machinery on the ground floor.
Project: HQ Sandvik – Milano
Clients: for the building – Real Step
/ for the interior - Sandvik
Designer: Giuseppe Tortato Architetti
Photo: ©Carola Merello