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Melzi d’Eril, a landmark office building in the heart of Milan

  • 09 June 2022

  • Real Estate

Discover Melzi d'Eril, an iconic building in Milan's city center, an excellent example of Ardian's ability to transform buildings to create value from historic architecture. Hear more about the project with Matteo Minardi, Managing Director in the Real Estate team in Italy, the architect, Paolo Asti and the tenant, TechEdge with its Corporate General Director, Vincenzo Giannelli.

Melzi d’Eril is a real estate asset that has been built between 1925 and 1930 host to a factory and offices. Ardian has bought the building in November 2018 with the objective to create a landmark office building in a place full of history and tradition. In this project, the future meets history to create Melzi is located in one of the most historical, sophisticated and lively neighborhoods of Milan, between the new business districts of CityLife and Porta Nuova. It is a unique location, few steps away from Parco Sempione, the largest and most famous park of the city.

Melzi is a great example of Ardian’s capability to transform buildings to create value out of historic architectures. Melzi is a market leader in terms of digitalization and ESG features.

Matteo Minardi, Managing Director, Ardian Real Estate Italy

The vision behind the project was to create a modern and sustainable building with unique features as a bright and transparent façade, terraces, rooftop and an exclusive green internal garden.

Ardian has been able to develop this iconic project and to increase the original lettable area by ca. 40% adding 2 floors on top made by wood confirming the focus of the project in terms of sustainability and adding ca. 1.400sqm of biodiversity (garden, terraces, rooftop).

Melzi is a top performer project in terms of carbon emissions, being already aligned with the Paris Agreement net zero 2050 objective. The building represents an unprecedented project in the sustainable real estate industry, being one of the few buildings with 4 certifications: Leed Platinum, BREEAM Very good, Well Silver and Wired Score.

Melzi provides an avant-garde experience for the tenants: a user-friendly approach through automation and innovative managing systems, sensors that guarantees environment comfort and energy efficiency with lower consumptions and advanced features in a context of smart network.

With Melzi, Ardian Real Estate takes another step towards transforming European sustainable cities with a low environmental impact while focusing on people’s well-being.