E-commerce Headquarters

GBPA Architects

The Italian headquarters of the largest US e-commerce giant has been opened near the skyscrapers of Porta Nuova, which already host some of the most important hi-tech brands. Here the multinational’s around four hundred employees have been working since November 2018 in the two almost 18,000 sq. m renovated blocks.

The renovation works completely transformed the architectural envelope and the interior spaces with an emphasis on comfort and sustainability: transparent skin to expose the offices to natural light and to the surrounding metropolitan landscape, flexible open space organization, places for relaxation and recreation, panoramic terraces, low consumption LED artificial lighting, winter and summer air conditioning with polyvalent heat pumps, a photovoltaic system on roof and geothermal wells. The building and finishing materials were also chosen with an environmental focus, placing particular attention on their life cycle and saving resources. The entire building, which has an emphasis on green construction and energy saving,

incorporates the colours of the area of Milan in which it is located. For this prestigious project, the GBPA Architects firm, which was in charge of the renovation, selected Lea Ceramiche’s District, Slimtech Type 32 and Trame collections for a very distinctive and impressive overall effect.

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Shipping and logistics are still operational.

Italy, as well as many other countries around the world, is engaged in an aggressive battle against the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

In order to keep the number of infections to a minimum, the Italian government has declared the temporary and limited closure of many manufacturing industries.

Nevertheless, certain activities related to the supervision of continuous production plants, such as the ones used in ceramic tile manufacturing, together with the preparation and shipping of stock materials have been permitted.

Therefore our warehouses and shipment departments remain fully operational, in full respect of the recent regulations imposed by the relevant authorities. Our staff will therefore continue to prepare and load merchandise, observing all of the necessary health and safety precautions.

Thanks to the remote working technologies that have already been implemented, all other sales supporting activities as well as your commercial and administrative contacts remain available, as always, to handle your requests.

We therefore wish to inform you that even during this manufacturing standstill, it is still possible to place orders, consult stock availability, request information, and pick up goods from our warehouses.