Most of the research showed that in Italy more than 50% of the buildings need renovation, that will enhance energy performance and reduce emissions and consumption. In order to improve the energy performance of its buildings, Intesa Sanpaolo Group decided to progressively intervene in large buildings, which consume more energy.
The New Headquarters was designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. It is 166 meters high and has 38 floors above ground, including 27 intended for the Bank operating offices. On the lower ground floors 338 parking spaces are available. A multipurpose room, that can host up to 364 spectators (in auditorium set-up) is situated on the ground floor.
In October 2015, the Intesa Sanpaolo Tower was awarded the LEED Platinum certification, the highest given by the Green Building Council, the most authoritative international body for eco-assessment of buildings.