Allianz Isozaki Tower
Contractor Colombo Costruzioni
Photos: Piermario Ruggeri
The Tower by Isozaki and Maffei for CityLife
CTBUH Awards Best Tall Building Europe 2016 Finalist
Leed Gold certificated
Cold bent triple glazing ssg unitised façades
Glazed ventilated façades
Arata Isozaki (Oita, Japan, 1931) graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1954 and studied with Kenzo Tange. In 1963 he founded the Arata Isozaki Atelier, today Arata Isozaki & Associates. Member of the Pritzker Prize jury from 1979 to 1984, Isozaki has received international recognition for his works that have been built all over the world. Among his most prominent projects are: the Gunma Museum of Modern Art (1978), the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (1986), the Soho Guggenheim Museum in New York (1992), the Kyoto Concert Hall (1995), and the Olympic Sports Hall in Torino (2002). He was awarded the RIBA Gold Medal in 1986.
Andrea Maffei Architects
Andrea Maffei (Modena, Italy, 1968), the responsible for the Italian projects by Isozaki, was project architect for the Palahockey in Torino, built for the winter Olympics in 2006, and for the Olympic pool and the Piazza d’Armi park in Torino, also built in the same year. In 2005 the company Andrea Maffei Architects, with headquarter based in Brera, Milano, was established. It is currently involved in the project for the new Train Station in Bologna and for the CITYLIFE development in Milano, a great residential and commercial building in the former area of the Fair. This last project includes a 202-meter tall tower, a main central plaza with access to the metro line, and several residential buildings. Beside his professional work, Maffei writes books and articles for several architectural magazines.