The official inauguration of Monte Rosa 91 (MR91) was the perfect showcase for this visually striking and technologically innovative project, the first refurbished Italian building ever to obtain a Platinum level WiredScore certification.
The sustainable mixed-use development, located close to Milan’s city centre, teams the needs of business with the collaborative potential of a meeting place. The project integrates the principles of ecological sustainability and leverages the advantages provided by renewable energy resources, while also providing a substantial level of digital connectivity.
Versatile, Collaborative and Connected
The project, which is designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and managed by AXA IM Alts on behalf of its clients, involved the renovation of buildings in excess of 80,000 sqm, of which 47,000sqm is lettable space. This is the second time the precinct has been revitalised, this time to accommodate offices, co-working spaces, communal amenities, and green areas for the local community. These public areas serve as highly connected spaces, facilitated by state-of-the-art systems such as integrated and widespread Wi-Fi connectivity and comprehensive mobile signal coverage, all verified and recognised by WiredScore.
“One of our aims in redeveloping this complex was to create an environment open to citizens, a place that could be a centre of connection, social activities and new synergies,” says Francesco Rovere, Senior Development Manager at AXA Investment Managers.
" The connective and technological solutions in the building are fundamental to making the new Monte Rosa 91 a sustainable and cutting-edge workplace.
The WiredScore certification result is thanks to a range of user functionalities and technological principles that distinguish Monte Rosa 91 from other buildings. Deerns equipped the building with a shared network that covers all public areas, providing state-of-the-art Wi-Fi connectivity capable of delivering various IP-based services. Additionally, a mobile signal repeater network was implemented with direct internal connections from major operators.
Commenting on the significance of the certification, Giuseppe Dibari, Managing Director of Deerns Italy says, “The Platinum level WiredScore certification confirms Monte Rosa’s alignment to the highest global standards in terms of the digital infrastructure’s quality and resilience. It’s noteworthy that Monte Rosa 91 is the first refurbished Italian building ever to have obtained Platinum level WiredScore certification.”
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The certification criteria were integrated from the outset of the project, resulting in a dedicated digital infrastructure. This infrastructure was meticulously designed to provide optimal spaces, cableways, and services for present requirements while also being prepared for future enhancements and expansions, as well as various lease configurations.
In addition to the ICT component, Deerns handled the energy audits for the project and is undertaking the BREEAM In-Use, LEED for Building Design and Construction (LEED BD+C), and LEED EBOM Platinum certifications. Deerns is also responsible for the building’s iconic façade design, together with the design of MEP systems, design of internal fitouts and acoustic design and execution – all of which are being designed with user wellbeing and performance at heart.
In line with this philosophy, the precinct also contains an open-to-community recreational space featuring restaurants, shops, a gym and a nursery. The inclusion of these additional features within Monte Rosa 91 creates a vibrant and dynamic environment, promoting a healthy work-life balance and fostering a sense of community among its occupants.