Text description provided by the architects. Developed by CBRE Global Investors and designed by Lombardini22 will compete in the “Best Refurbished Building” category. Segreen Business Park is located 10 km from Milan city centre and 5 km from Milan Linate Airport. Segrate Station, connected to the campus by a new cycle-pedestrian path, is an integral part of the “S” system of railway lines connected to the Milan underground network. All this already constitutes an excellent system of links to the Business Park.
Segreen Business Park is the result of the conversion of an inefficient and energy-consuming building into a complex in line with the demands of the most innovative and demanding companies.
The main buildings interact with each other through transparent and permeable connections that open onto the “piazza”, with spaces of great height and quality. An adjacent building of 2,421 sm will be dedicated to the food court and other amenities as part of the 5-Star Service™ center. The parking area facilitates 613 cars, 21 motorcycles and 62 bicycles.
Segreen Business Park obtained Cened-Class A and Leed-Gold certifications. An integral part of the project is the work process analysis of successful international companies. Workspaces are comfortable, dynamic and pleasant. Large glass windows allow transparency and permeability, hence helping to bring the outdoors into the offices. The “piazza” directly interacts with the surrounding green space and creates pleasing pedestrian paths. The green is carefully integrated with the urban furniture and lighting systems create paths and accents.
Buildings vary in height and size, giving rhythm and dynamism to the complex: their individual character allows for integration with the companies brand, a balance of visibility and consistency with the overall image. Segreen Business Park is in line with the sustainable construction parameters and will obtain Leed-Goldcertification.
Everything has been made around safeguarding the environment. Green Characteristics: renewable energy sources are used for the water management (source and recovery), the choice of materials and the energy sources; optimization of the shape and the orientation of the building; solar shading, use of motorized roller blind to reduce the solar gain but to optimize the daylighting in winter; 4 pipe fan coil systems for flexibility in control of the internal conditions, for maximum occupant satisfaction; photovoltaic cells to provide renewable electricity (size and capacity under study); bicycle racks and shower facilities to encourage workers to travel by bike; the project will provide at least 35% of the building’s electricity from renewable sources by engaging in at least a two-year renewable contract.
The project will use a minimum of 50% of wood-based materials and products, certified in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) Principles and Criteria, for wood building components; SBP will provide storage and collection areas for recyclables sufficient to serve the entire building; Daylighting; Improved thermal insulation for the glazed and nonglazed façade; Specific energy modeling in order to use the “thermal mass” of the building; Possibility to use natural ventilation; Water management system with dedicated dual net to use the ground water for the services (heat rejection for heat pump, irrigation, toilet dual net); Green Roof at buildings A-D and Free Cooling.
The cooling system used is a mix between a fan coil and a primary air system. The primary air distribution goes through 4 cable vaults that have been designed next to the two staircases in the middle of the square. The secondary air distribution passes through the roof, in the area next to the offices.
The terminal units are fan coils that are connected to high induction diffusers located on the roof. The primary air passes through the fan coils and is then released in the air.
The production of fluids comes from two polyvalent units which are called ERACS-QI/LT-SL 2622. The system, which works according to the weather conditions and the requirements of the building, chooses the best solution offered by the two units, the first one works as an air condenser and the other as water condenser. The water circuit consists of an underground well and a discharge one, which are disconnected by the condensing circuit through a plate heat exchanger.
The main advantage of polyvalent units lies in the fact that they are able to satisfy the demand for hot and cold water simultaneously through a system that does not require seasonal switching and is therefore a valid alternative to traditional plants of chillers and boilers. This gives further value to the excellent performance of the ERACS units.