Accenture People Hub
© Mario Frusca

ACCENTURE PEOPLE HUB

Park Associati

ARCHITECTS
Park Associati

PHOTOGRAPHS
Mario Frusca, Andrea Martiradonna

CATAGORY
Office Buildings

PROJECT TEAM
Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi, Marco Siciliano, Matteo Arietti, Davide Cazzaniga, Corrado Collura

LEAD ARCHITECTS
Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi

RENDER
Mario Frusca, Stefano Venegoni

LOCATION
Assago, Italy

AREA
31500 m²

YEAR
2022

Text description provided by architect.

The alternation of transparency and opacity on the façade provides the double function of protection and perception of the external space.

Accenture People Hub
© Mario Frusca
Accenture People Hub
© Mario Frusca
Accenture People Hub
© Mario Frusca
Accenture People Hub
© Mario Frusca

A blade of glass and steel, resembling a prow pointing north-west, acts as the fulcrum of the Accenture People Hub building’s architectural composition, one of Accenture's offices in Italy, a project by Park Associati for Milanofiori Sviluppo (Gruppo Brioschi Sviluppo Immobiliare).

Comprising fifteen floors above ground and covering a surface of approximately 31,500 square meters, this building is one of the most notable achievements of the Milanofiori Nord sector in Assago.

Accenture People Hub
© Mario Frusca
Accenture People Hub
© Mario Frusca
Accenture People Hub
© Andrea Martiradonna

The two façades of the complex develop from the building’s ‘prow’. The largest, tallest body facing the motorway is characterized by a tight succession of vertical elements and horizontal string courses that break up its uniform glass surface.

The glazed cusps that punctuate the southwest-facing façade feature one transparent side and a frosted one that offers protection against solar radiation.

Accenture People Hub
© Andrea Martiradonna
Accenture People Hub
© Andrea Martiradonna

The building's shorter north-facing façade overlooking the wood is entirely glazed, therefore offering maximum transparency; its exposure allows for greater permeability and increases the building’s relationship with the surrounding environment.

The perception of the natural space is as direct as possible. The building rises from a base below which are two underground parking floors.

Accenture People Hub
© Andrea Martiradonna
Accenture People Hub
© Andrea Martiradonna

Creating a geometric space from which all surrounding buildings can be seen, the new aerial square developed at the building’s entrance is linked to the nearby Underground station.

From the elevated level, a series of successive spaces leads to a double-height porticoed passage that gives access to the building.

Accenture People Hub
© Andrea Martiradonna
Accenture People Hub
© Andrea Martiradonna

The hall acts as an element of perceptive connection between the outside square, the wood, and the inside of the building.

Thanks to material continuity between the building’s outside and inside, the hall is turned into a covered square that gathers and conveys all the complex’ flows, as well as housing most communal functions – the training area, foyer, and cafeteria.

The ground and first floors give shape to the base from which the building rises.

Accenture People Hub
© Andrea Martiradonna
Accenture People Hub
© Andrea Martiradonna

The outside surface lends this section a more textured and inward-looking characteristic than the main façades.

Facing in the direction of the underground station, the base comprising the ground floor and the first floor features a more textured and inward-looking façade that protects the training areas and meeting rooms from noise.

Accenture People Hub
© Mario Frusca
Accenture People Hub
© Mario Frusca

Located on the upper floors, the offices will feature spaces of different sizes and functions that will house up to 3,800 people.

The sky bar on the top floor will be a relaxing place offering a wonderful view of the surrounding landscape.


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Park Associati Srl.
T +39 2 798452
Park Associati Srl.
Via Garofalo, 31 - 20133 Milan, Italy