IBM Office Building

In engaging with the design of an office block and service centre for southern Europe and the Mediterranean for IBM at Segrate (Milan), we set ourselves the following objectives:

  1. to represent the image of a dynamic company, on the cutting edge globally in the research and development of communication techniques;
  2. to submit a design that would be able to meet today’s functional requirements but that would also have the capacity to modify itself over time, adapting to the continuous transformations that technological development, the dynamism of the company and the evolution of research and understanding worldwide would make necessary;
  3. to submit a design that, while making use of the latest communication technologies, construction techniques and materials, would never lose sight of the importance of the human scale and the quality of the environment in which people live, work and think, in which they communicate with each other, and in which they experience their emotions.