Unicredit Top Management
Focused on the area between the 26th and 31st floors of the Unicredit Tower, the Top Management floors were designed in line with the outside: in fact the lighting system is sensitive to solar stimulation and is programmed to adjust the intensity and temperature of the artificial light according to the natural light outside.
Light continuity is the distinguishing trait of this design: high-impact yet still functional, it intelligently exploits external natural light thanks to the use of large-scale windows and to the artificial light being regulated based on the amount of light required.
The lights are the brainchild of the French architect Jean Nouvel and are inspired by delicate sheets of paper of various sizes which, as well as complementing the space, bridge the gap between the communal areas with the offices: movement sensors regulate (either manually or automatically) the intensity of the light depending on what is required, thus guaranteeing visual comfort whilst also making notable energy savings and elegantly punctuating the space between one window and the next.
The 31st floor is characterised by deep-set lights which snake their way to the podium to form a “large sun”.
These strips of light are produced by LED-bars inserted in the custom-built contours which run the whole length of the ceiling. Again, this particular detail is the result of attention to natural light, the lights adjust to it and offer a balanced ratio of natural light to artificial light.