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Open 336, the hybrid workplace for well-being



Conceived as an architecture integrated into the Bicocca district, characterised by a series of large early twentieth century production plants of the former Breda division, Open 336 is the new office building designed by Park Associati in Viale Sarca, Milan.

Modern and functional offices are located within hybrid spaces that reivent the industrial identity of the surrounding neighborhood by proposing an open, sustainable architecture focused on the comfort and well-being of its users.

The terracotta-coloured fibre cement façade of the new building is characterised by regularly-spaced large windows that interact with the surrounding structures, while the two entrances on the ground floor allow visitors to go through the Open 336 building, from side to side, thus creating a sense of passage and connection, as well as permeability to the bustle of the neighbourhood.

The hall is a large, bright glazed space in harmony and continuity with the outside. In addition, the building is “contaminated” by greenery, from the wall gardens next to the entrance through to the main terrace on the top floor and the smaller ones on the intermediate floors.

The structural elements are incorporated into the façade, so that each floor is a single seamless environment. End users can adapt the layout to any type of use, from open space offices to co-working spaces, to large environments for meeting and sharing ideas.

Last but not least, Open 336 is a Net Carbon Zero building: a pioneering approach was adopted in the project’s development, aimed at minimising the environmental impact of construction, its emissions and consumption. Moreover, thanks to innovative technologies, emissions over the property’s useful life are reduced by 100%.