Lombardy Palace is actually a complex of buildings in the Central Business District, close to the central train station. Watch our video guide with infographics, for some interesting facts, numbers, and figures about this iconic landmark.
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Palazzo Lombardia serves as the headquarters of the Lombardy Regional Government.
It was completed in 2010, after four years of construction, designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners.
The building is 161 meters tall making it the tallest building in Italy at the time of its completion.
Palazzo Lombardia has a total floor area of 130,000 square meters which makes it one of the largest government buildings in Europe.
The construction of Palazzo Lombardia cost around €500 million and was financed by the Lombardy Regional Government.
The building's facade is made of glass and steel, and its design was inspired by the Lombardy region's landscape, with its hills and valleys.
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The facade is covered in a series of vertical louvers that help regulate the building's temperature and provide shade.
Palazzo Lombardia houses the offices of the Lombardy Regional Government, which is responsible for the administration of the Lombardy region. The building also includes a conference center, a library, and a public plaza.
The building has won several architectural awards, including the 2012 International Highrise Award, which is presented by the City of Frankfurt and honors outstanding tall building designs.
Palazzo Lombardia has become a landmark of Milan's modern skyline, along with other notable buildings such as the Bosco Verticale towers and the Unicredit Tower.
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