2° Prize - Category Public buildings
Arata Isozaki, Andrea Maffei
Torre Allianz Milan (Italy)
Torre Allianz Milan, Italy
The inspiration for this Milanese skyscraper was the idea of an endless tower - the concept of a modular system that could be repeated infinitely as it stretched towards the sky. This idea comes to live in the lobby and the lift areas on every floor - all finished in brilliant white. Ceramics are used to create an atmosphere in these almost abstract spaces, which are filled with natural light and follow an endless pattern - much like the concept that inspired the tower itself.