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.

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