EY Offices – Milan

  • Client EY,
  • size 204,514 sqft
  • Year 2016
  • Location Milan, Italy,
  • Industry Consulting / Business Services,
  • DEGW has designed the new offices of professional services firm EY, located in Milan, Italy.

    The new headquarters of EY, located right in the heart of old Milan city centre, has opened its doors as a totally green, renovated organism featuring revolutionised spaces, cutting-edge technology and an innovative vision of work.

    The project, by DEGW, Lombardini22 brand, has done so by redeveloping an entire block, “welding together” totally different structures built at different periods in time that seemed to be unsuitable for either the latest work methods or an innovative company like EY. The real challenge the project faced was to incorporate all the most highly developed modern-day work processes within the constraints imposed by history, turning every restriction into a fresh opportunity to enhance the space itself.

    The new headquarters of EY takes up an almost 19.000 sqm complex of buildings, whose spaces have been completely optimised and whose layout has been rationalised, so that it is now fully operational. Spread over ten stories in height (with a large panoramic deck offering 360° views across the city of Milan), the spaces hold offices for 2.500 people, 1.200 desks and over 170 meeting rooms designed along the lines of a smoothly flowing, non- hierarchical “activity-based” work model.

    Photography: Dario Tettamanzi