Works & HSE Manager

Shopping Center in Solari street

In-town shopping centre with two underground floors for garages
Owner/client Immobiliare Porto s.r.l.
Type of service Preliminary, Final and Detailed Design; Works Management; Safety Coordination Design and during Construction
Location Milan
Period 2001 - 2005
Cost € 20.000.000

It is a shopping block open to the public, consisting of 2 underground floors for garages, 2 shopping and storeroom floors and 1 penthouse floor.

The structures consist of continuous-beam foundations and a reinforced concrete bed, with vertical reinforced concrete elements cast in situ with mixed steel-concrete sections. The roofing structures are made of steel.

The most 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; floor on ground level, for shops, made with mixed steel - concrete section (solid wall steel beam, reinforced concrete slab, and Nelson-type stud connectors); construction of part of the ground floor before building the final foundation structure and underlying floor, supported by metal beams resting on plinths placed on micropiles and metal beams hanging on the wall header beam (this area was able to carry vehicles for the whole construction period).


110'000 cubic meters total volume; 3'000 square meters of roofing.

Underground parking

2 underground storey 1 (garage): 2 x 8'500 square meters.

Point of sale

8'500 square meters of ground floor (point of sale, storage, parking); 3'000 square meters of first storey (point of sale).