Expedition Engineering and Studio Ossola
Renzo Piano Building Workshop
LOCAL CONSULTING ARCHITECT
Rizzani de Eccher
BUILDING SERVICES AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
Geotechnical Consulting Group with Studio Geotecnico Italiano
It is increasingly rare these days for a tall building to impress the engineering fraternity. The Intesa SanPaolo Tower in Turin, however, received almost unanimous praise from the judges for the creative way in which the structural solutions not only complemented the architectural form, but added significantly to the overall building aesthetic in a light and elegant manner. The structure also contributes strongly to the building’s overall exemplary sustainability, using passive cooling both from the floor plates and groundwater stored in the raft foundation.