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Italy Related Events/Initiatives

Ninth Annual Italian & International Tall Buildings Conference
25 Jun 2019, Milan – Event Invite
Join CTBUH for the 9th Italian/International Tall Buildings Conference, hosted by Politecnico di Milano and Università Iuav di Venezia.
Tall Timber: A Global Audit
26 Jun 2017, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The CTBUH has produced its latest Tall Buildings in Numbers research study, entitled "Tall Timber: A Global Audit."
CTBUH Italy Co-Hosts the 7th Tall Buildings Conference in Milan
7 Jun 2017, Milan – Event Report
CTBUH Italy co-hosted the seventh edition of the one-day International Tall Buildings Conference held in Milan, which focused on various challenges of tall buildings.
Twisting Tall Buildings
18 Aug 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
CTBUH has released a study that looks at the recent proliferation of twisting towers creating a new generation of iconic buildings throughout the world.
CTBUH Names Tall Building Award Winners and Finalists
22 Jun 2016, Chicago – Awards Event
CTBUH is proud to announce the winners and finalists for the CTBUH 2016 Tall Building Awards, chosen from a pool of 132 submissions vying for recognition.
Vertical Greenery Now Free to Download
17 Jun 2016, Venice – CTBUH Research Report
The Vertical Greenery research report on the high-rise vegetation of Bosco Verticale is now available to download for free.
Milan Tall Building Conference
19 Apr 2016, Milan – Event Report
The Tall Buildings Iuav International Conference held its sixth annual seminar at the CityLife Conference Hall in Milan.
CTBUH Board of Trustees Gather in Venice for March Retreat
11 Mar 2016, Venice – Event Report
The CTBUH Board of Trustees held its first meeting of the year, reviewing 2015 accomplishments, 2016 plans, the upcoming China Conference, and more.
Milan Celebrates the 2015 Best Tall Building: Bosco Verticale
21 Dec 2015, Milan – Event Report
An event was held in Milan to celebrate Bosco Verticale receiving the “2015 Best Tall Building Europe” and the “2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide.”
Council Report Examines the Pros and Cons of Vertical Greenery
30 Jun 2015, Milan – CTBUH In the Media
The American Society of Civil Engineers reviews the CTBUH report on vertical greenery sponsored by Arup. Executive Director Antony Wood is interviewed on the report.
CTBUH Research Manager Tours the Allianz Project
15 May 2015, Milan – Tour Report
CTBUH Research Manager Dario Trabucco visited the recently completed Allianz Tower in Milan, a potential candidate for new CTBUH research on the damping technologies.
First CTBUH "Tall Timber Buildings" Working Group Meeting
25 Nov 2014, Venice – Event Report
The first meeting of the CTBUH "Tall Timber Buildings" Working Group was held in the CTBUH Research Office at University Iuav of Venice.
CTBUH Co-Hosts Iuav International Tall Buildings Conference
21 Nov 2014, Venice – Event Report
The 5th Iuav International Conference on Tall Buildings was held in Venice, organized by Elena Giacomello and Dario Trabucco of CTBUH.
VAA International Student Workshop & Competition
7-18 Jul 2014, Venice – Event Report
Palazzo Giustinian Lollin, near the Accademia Bridge across the Venice Grand Canal, was the venue of the fourth Venice Tall Building Workshop “The Towers of Venice.”
New Research Office at IUAV
Mar 2014, Venice – CTBUH News
The CTBUH has established a physical CTBUH Research Office within the Università Iuav di Venezia to lead the Research Division.
CTBUH Research Team Consults Prominent Demolition Experts
17 Jul 2013, Milan – Event Report
Dario Trabucco, involved in the Life Cycle Assessment of Tall Building Structural Systems research project funded by ArcelorMittal, visited Despe Spa.
Italian Team Wins Research Seed Funding
11 Jun 2013, London – CTBUH Research
A research team from Iuav University of Venice, Italy, was named the winner of the CTBUH’s second research seed funding grant during the 2013 London Conference Dinner.
CTBUH Releases Study on the Past, Present and Future of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal Paper
There are currently 109 skyscrapers over 150 meters in Europe. This number is set to jump to 161 by the end of 2015, meaning that there are more than 50 projects in advanced stages of construction.
Venice Workshop Explores "Tall on the Water"
3-13 Jul 2012, Venice – Event Report
More than 50 students from eight countries participated this month in the IUAV University of Venice's second annual Venice Tall Building Workshop, Tall on the Water.
The Tall Stones of Venice
11-29 Jul 2011, Venice – Event Report
The Venice Architectural Association, and the Council launched an International Student Workshop & Competition for the high-rise redevelopment of a derelict industrial zone.
CTBUH Research Meeting, Venice
17-18 Jun 2010, Venice – Event Report
The inaugural meeting of its Research, Academic & Postgraduate Working Group attracted much attention from both academia and industry.
1973 Sorrento Italian National Conference on Tall Buildings
31 Oct 1973, Sorrento – Conference
The 1973 Italian National Conference on Tall Buildings was held in in Sorrento, Italy on October 31st, 1973.

Featured Tall Buildings in Italy

Allianz Tower

Allianz Tower, Milan

The Allianz Tower is a thin, rectangular tower that features a convex, gently curving glass facade and emphasizes its four steel buttresses as a primary structural element.

Bosco Verticale

Bosco Verticale, Milan

The Bosco Verticale "vertical forest" takes the definition of "green skyscraper" to a new level, deploying more than 13,000 plants across 90+ species, including full-sized trees.

Complesso Garibaldi - Tower B

Complesso Garibaldi - Tower B, Milan

The project represents a fresh interpretation of an aging building. To view the before and after, it is hard to believe it is the same building.

Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo

Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo, Turin

The Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo building incorporates large environmentally friendly and socially conscious spaces as part of a design objective to experiment with communal urban forms.

Net Center

Net Center, Padova

Net Center serves as a perfect foil for the ambient architectural context, and creates a new point of reference for this part of the city.

Palazzo Lombardia

Palazzo Lombardia, Milan

The Palazzo Lombardia is a confident and controlled execution of what is actually an exuberant plan, and it does so while quietly integrating sustainable strategies.

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Italy Members

The work of the Council is only possible through the support of its members, which include most of the world’s leading developers, architects, engineers, contractors and others connected with tall buildings and sustainable cities. Below is the list of current organizational members located in Italy, sorted by membership level then alphabetically by organization name.

Supporting Contributor

IUAV University of Venice IUAV University of Venice
Italy
ACAD RES

Patron

Jaeger Kahlen Partners Architects Ltd. Jaeger Kahlen Partners Architects Ltd.
China
ARCH URB INTR FAC LAND

Donor

COIMA COIMA
Italy
DEV PROP
Permasteelisa Group Permasteelisa Group
Italy
MATR FAC PMNG ENGO
Rothoblaas Rothoblaas
Italy
MATR

Contributor

Vetrocare Vetrocare
Italy
BMNT

Participant

Despe Despe
Italy
CON PMNG OTHR
ECSD ECSD
Italy
STRC PROP
Gru Comedil S.r.l. (Terex Tower Cranes) Gru Comedil S.r.l. (Terex Tower Cranes)
Italy
MATR ENGO CON
Joseph Di Pasquale architects srl Joseph Di Pasquale architects srl
Italy
ARCH
Stefano Boeri Architetti Stefano Boeri Architetti
China
ARCH INTR URB

Academic

University of Florence University of Florence
Italy
ACAD

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CTBUH Italy

Ninth Annual Italian & International Tall Buildings Conference

25 Jun 2019, Event Invite – Join CTBUH for the 9th Italian/International Tall Buildings Conference, hosted by…

Tall Timber: A Global Audit

Tall Timber: A Global Audit

26 Jun 2017, CTBUH Research – The CTBUH has produced its latest Tall Buildings in Numbers research study…

CTBUH Italy Co-Hosts the 7th Tall Buildings Conference in Milan

CTBUH Italy Co-Hosts the 7th Tall Buildings Conference in Milan

7 Jun 2017, Event Report – CTBUH Italy co-hosted the seventh edition of the one-day International Tall…

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Dario Trabucco

Country Representative

Dario Trabucco
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Venice

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Dario Trabucco

Country Representative

Dario Trabucco
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Venice

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CTBUH Italy Representation

CTBUH Resources on Italy

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Shaping Skylines Through Engineering Innovation

30 May 2018 – CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall+Urban Conference
Aine Brazil, Thornton Tomasetti

Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series: Naturalizing the Vertical Realm

28 Mar 2018 – Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series
Sara Beardsley, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture; Luke Leung, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Molly Meyer, Omni Ecosystems; Yibo Xu, Stefano Boeri Architetti China

Towards a Forest City

18 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Stefano Boeri, Stefano Boeri Architetti

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Supporting a Slender Tower

1 Feb 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I
Franco Mola, Elena Mola & Laura Pellegrini, ECSD S.r.l.

Towards a Forest City

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Stefano Boeri, Stefano Boeri Architects

Increased High-Rise Resilience to Stabilize Cities of the Future

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Rudi Scheuermann, Arup

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Italy Related Videos

Shaping Skylines Through Engineering Innovation
30 May 2018 – Presentation at CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall+Urban Conference; Aine Brazil, Thornton Tomasetti
Aine M. Brazil is a leading structural engineer who has been instrumental in shaping the skylines of cities across the globe. In her 40-plus year career, she has been responsible for the design and construction of some of the most significant high-…
Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series: Naturalizing the Vertical Realm
28 Mar 2018 – Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series; Sara Beardsley, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture; Luke Leung, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Molly Meyer, Omni Ecosystems; Yibo Xu, Stefano Boeri Architetti China
Thursday, February 1, 2018. Chicago, United States of America. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) held the fourth of the four-part “Building Tall” series, closing out a successful…
Towards a Forest City
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Stefano Boeri, Stefano Boeri Architetti
Shijiazhuang, the capital of the Hebei province in northeastern China, is a metropolis of three million people. It forms part of the immense developing megalopolis the Chinese call Jing-Jin-Ji, which is expected to accommodate more than 130 million…
CTBUH Video Interview – Stefano Boeri
18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Stefano Boeri, Stefano Boeri Architetti
Stefano Boeri of Stefano Boeri Architetti is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Stefano discusses the development of Bosco Verticale and other concept designs with vertically integrated vegetation.
CTBUH 2016 China Conference Plenary 3: Cities to Megacities: The Future Q & A
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Carol Willis, The Skyscraper Museum; Chao (Ivan) Wan, Tencent Holdings Ltd, Jonathan Ward, NBBJ; Stefano Boeri, Stefano Boeri Architetti; Winy Maas, MVRDV
October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China.Carol Willis, The Skyscraper Musuem; Chao (Ivan) Wan, Tencent Holdings Limited; Jonathan Ward, NBBJ; Stefano Boeri, Stefano Boeri Architetti; Winy Maas, MVRDV, answer questions at the end of 2016 China Conference…
CTBUH Video Interview – Mun Summ Wong
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Munn Sum Wong, WOHA
Mun Summ Wong of WOHA Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Mun Summ discusses the garden city concept with integrated green spaces and connectivity between buildings at multiple levels.
Interview: Bosco Verticale
12 Nov 2015 – 2015 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Alida Forte Catella, COIMA; & Stefano Boeri, Boeri Studio
Alida Forte Catella, Founder and CEO, COIMA, & Stefano Boeri, Founder and Senior Architect, Boeri Studio, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding Bosco Verticale, Milan, the 2015 CTBUH Best Tall Building Europe Winner and 2015 CTBUH Best Tall…
A Forest in the Sky: Bosco Verticale, Milan
12 Nov 2015 – CTBUH "14th Annual Awards"; Alida Forte Catella, COIMA; Stefano Boeri, Boeri Studio
Alida Forte Catella, Founder and CEO, COIMA, and Stefano Boeri, Founder and Senior Architect, Boeri Studio, speak at the 14th Annual Best Tall Building Symposium in a presentation entitled "A Forest in the Sky: Bosco Verticale, Milan,” where he…
Interview: Palazzo Lombardia
18 Oct 2012 – 2012 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Henry Cobb, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
In his interview from the 2012 Awards Symposium, Henry Cobb discusses the future of tall buildings and how they will impact our cities and our lives increasingly. On the team of the Best Tall Building Europe, Palazzo Lombardia, Cobb provides a…
Best Tall Building Featured Finalist: Complesso Garibaldi - Tower B
18 Oct 2012 – CTBUH "11th Annual Awards"; Gianni Bardazzi, Maire Tecnimont; Massimo Roj, Progetto CMR
Complesso Garibaldi Tower B, originally constructed in the 1980s, represents a fresh interpretation of an aging building. It is commended for its adaptive reuse of an existing structure, preserving the embodied energy of that structure. In addition,…
Interview: Complesso Garibaldi Tower B
18 Oct 2012 – 2012 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Gianni Bardazzi, Maire Tecnimont; Massimo Roj, Progetto CMR
The Complesso Garibaldi stands out as a tall building reuse project, and was a Featured Finalist at the 2012 Awards Symposium. In their interview from the Symposium, Gianni Bardazzi and Massimo Roj discuss the project's implications for…
Best Tall Building Europe: Palazzo Lombardia: Urban Integration
18 Oct 2012 – CTBUH "11th Annual Awards"; Davide Pacca, Regione Lombardia; Henry Cobb, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Palazzo Lombardia, turns a government office complex into a new public space for Milan. The project, anchored by a 160-meter-tall tower, offers a variety of open spaces that enliven the neighborhood. Sustainability measures include green roofs and…

Italy Related Papers/Research

Supporting a Slender Tower
1 Feb 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I; Franco Mola, Elena Mola & Laura Pellegrini, ECSD S.r.l.
The Allianz Tower, Milan, part of the CityLife complex, is notable for its slenderness and the eye-catching presence of four diagonal struts that stabilize it at the base (see Figure 1). It was a finalist for the 2016 CTBUH Best Tall Building Europe…
Towards a Forest City
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Stefano Boeri, Stefano Boeri Architects
Shijiazhuang, the capital of the Hebei province in northeastern China, is a metropolis of three million people. It forms part of the immense developing megalopolis the Chinese call Jing-Jin-Ji, which is expected to accommodate more than 130 million…
Increased High-Rise Resilience to Stabilize Cities of the Future
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Rudi Scheuermann, Arup
Dense urban city environments consist of an agglomeration of tall buildings. The resilience of cities as a whole depends, among other components, on the resilience of each single element: the tall buildings which together make a city a functional…
Humanizing the Giants
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Swinal Samant, National University of Singapore
The rise in sustainable skyscrapers and large-scale mixed-use buildings has seen the proliferation of atria and sky-courts worldwide due to their ability to simultaneously contribute to aesthetic, socio-cultural, economic and environmental functions.…
From New York to Busan: Reflecting Culture in Urban Design
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront; Daniel Libeskind & Carla Swickerath, Studio Libeskind
Overpopulation, climate change, aging infrastructure: the threats facing tomorrow’s cities are, in many ways, design problems. The challenges of today’s world have to be solved with creativity that supports the development of an inspired, innovative…
Horizontal – Vertical, Defining the Ground
Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Michel Mossessian, Mossessian & Partners
Why is it that cultural and educational buildings that deal with creativity and innovation are horizontal, whilst those dealing with land value are vertical? And how can we inject creativity and culture into tall buildings, which they need, in order…
Recent Developments in Tall Buildings in Italy
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Franco Mola, Laura Maria Pellegrini, Giuseppe Galassi & Elena Mola, ECSDSconocchia
Major designs by internationally renowned architects, are currently under construction in Italy in the cities of Milan and Turin. In the decade 2005-2015, a dramatic change in the appearance of the cities occurred unveiling their modern European…
A New Urban Forest Rises in Milan
Feb 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Elena Giacomello, Università Iuav di Venezia
The Bosco Verticale “vertical forest” in Milan, Italy, takes the definition of “green skyscraper” to a new level, deploying more than 13,000 plants across 90+ species, including full-sized trees, on all façades of both its towers. The project was…
Green Walls in High-Rise Buildings
Sep 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue III; CTBUH Research
The latest CTBUH technical guide, Green Walls in High-Rise Buildings, provides a thorough investigation of the methods used around the world for implementation of vertical vegetation at height. In commemoration of the release of this important guide…
CTBUH Research Seed Funding Project 2013 – Green Living Façade for Tall Buildings: The Bosco Verticale
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Elena Giacomello, Iuav University of Venice
The possibility of creating green surfaces over the structures is an opportunity which is seen with increasing interest by planners and investors, due to the appreciation expressed by users. Nowadays, however, the knowledge of green living…
Debating Tall: Do Trees Belong on Skyscrapers?
30 Aug 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue III; Tim DeChant, Senior Digital Editor, NOVA; Ken Yeang, Hamzah & Yeang
As skyscrapers adorned with greenery, both rendered and real, appear more frequently in design publications, the question must be asked, “Can substantial trees at height make a positive contribution to tall buildings?”
The History of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; Nathaniel Hollister, CTBUH
Due to the compact and historic nature of its cities, some unpopular designs, and an unfortunate association with public housing, Europe had historically been slow to build skyscrapers. But currently, the continent is outpacing North America in…
The Special Nature of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; Viewpoints: The London Conference
European architecture is at a crossroads. Its commercial and environmental realities are driving buildings ever-higher, but not all are convinced. In this article – contributed by various speakers at the London Conference – we ask: What is special…
The Past, Present and Future of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; CTBUH Research
There are currently 109 skyscrapers over 150 meters in Europe. This number is set to jump to 161 by the end of 2015, meaning that there are more than 50 projects in advanced stages of construction.
Debating Tall: Is UNESCO Going Too Far?
27 Apr 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue II; Paul Finch, Architectural Review and UK Design Council; Marie-Noel Tournoux & Patricia Alberth, UNESCO World Heritage Centre
Controversy has erupted over development proposals in London and Liverpool in the UK, which UNESCO says will damage views of World Heritage sites. Critics counter that UNESCO is over-stepping its mandate by inserting itself into the planning process…
The Global Impact of 9/11
Sep 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III; Leader Interviews by Jan Klerks, CTBUH
Just as many Americans still remember exactly where they were when they heard the news that US president John F. Kennedy had been shot, most people will likely remember what they were doing on September 11, 2001.
The Incident at The Pirelli Skyscraper: A Case Study
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; C. Fiameni & G. Gallina, Constrution Technology Institute; R. Caputo & A. Limido, Working Places Prevention and Protection Department
The paper presents a case study of the incident at the Pirelli skyscraper, one of the symbols of Milan.

Featured Tall Buildings in Italy

Complesso Garibaldi - Tower B

Complesso Garibaldi - Tower B, Milan

The project represents a fresh interpretation of an aging building. To view the before and after, it is hard to believe it is the same building.

Palazzo Lombardia

Palazzo Lombardia, Milan

The Palazzo Lombardia is a confident and controlled execution of what is actually an exuberant plan, and it does so while quietly integrating sustainable strategies.

Net Center

Net Center, Padova

Net Center serves as a perfect foil for the ambient architectural context, and creates a new point of reference for this part of the city.

More Featured Tall Buildings

Italy Facts

Population 59,685,227 (2012)
Area 301,336 km² • 116,346 mi²
GDP $1.85 trillion (2014)
150m+ Buildings 5 Completed2 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings None Completed
Tallest City Milan
Global Ranking #36 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #9 in Europe by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Palazzo Lombardia (161 m, 2011)
Average Building Age 5 Years
Most Common Function Office (71%)
Most Common Material Concrete (57%)

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings in Italy

1   Unicredit Tower 2012 218 m Milan
2   Allianz Tower 2015 209 m Milan
3   Regione Piemonte Headquarters 2019 209 m Turin
4   Generali Tower 2017 177 m Milan
5   PwC Tower 2020 176 m Milan
6   Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo 2015 166 m Turin
7   Palazzo Lombardia 2011 161 m Milan
8   Solaria 2013 143 m Milan
9   Diamantone 2012 140 m Milan
10   Telecom Italia 1994 129 m Naples
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Gioia 22 2020 130 m Milan
 
Proposed
1   Unicredit Tower 2012 218 m Milan
2   Allianz Tower 2015 209 m Milan
3   Regione Piemonte Headquarters 2019 209 m Turin
4   Generali Tower 2017 177 m Milan
5   PwC Tower 2020 176 m Milan
6   Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo 2015 166 m Turin
7   Palazzo Lombardia 2011 161 m Milan
8   Solaria 2013 143 m Milan
9   Diamantone 2012 140 m Milan
10   Gioia 22 2020 130 m Milan
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Under Constr.   Proposed