Projects: Buildings & Town planning

Shopping center, Washington St. (Milan)


In-town shopping centre with two underground floors for garages

The project regarded all the design stages and safety coordination and works management of a building open to the public destined for the large-scale retail trade.

  • Customer:Vulcano 2001 s.r.l.
  • Location:Milan
  • Type of service:Final, Detailed and for Construction Design; Works Management; Safety Coordination Design and during Construction
  • Period:2002 - 2006
  • End of work:2006
  • Cost:€ 18.000.000

The building consists of 2 underground floors for garages, 1 floor for sales and warehouses, 1 floor for service rooms and offices, and 1 penthouse floor for external service rooms.

The structure consists of continuous-beam foundations and plinths, and vertical reinforced concrete elements cast in situ. The sales area roofing structures are made of steel.

The main significant aspects of the project were:

  • application of ordinance 3274/2003 regarding the assessment of structural behavior under the effect of seismic loads;
  • horizontal static floor slabs supported by pillars without capitals (area of single continuous slabs: 16.0 x 12.0 square meters);
  • study into industrializing the process of building the floor pillars to achieve an average formwork turnover time of 5 working days;
  • steel roofing with Vierendeel beams, crisscrossed so as to allow service networks to pass through.

The building was completed in 2006.