Technology applied to the future
By ensuring highly sustainable, efficient energy performance Vitae aims to achieve LEED Platinum and WELL Gold ratings, and the green project aims to achieve ‘Better’ level in the “BiodiverCity” Certification.
Thanks to the innovative technology used in the façade, the external envelope adjusts to sunlight, ensuring an optimal amount of shade and lighting depending on exposure. Another energy-reducing design element are the wooden upper floors (NZEB - Near Zero Energy Building category), which maintain a comfortable temperature.
The new Certosa 2.0
A terrace for each office
Guest rooms for researchers
A new design model
The 10 sustainability and resilience challenges
The Vitae project strategically brings together the ten challenges set by Reinventing Cities as an innovative, scalable design model that can be replicated in other contexts. Leading partners in the fields of sustainability and innovation have contributed their own unique expertise to the project to ensure the challenges are successfully met. The project is coordinated by Covivio, together with Carlo Ratti Associati and Habitech.
The journey to a zero-carbon project requires a network of solutions, which depend on the site, its configuration, and how it integrates with and adapts to the surrounding environment.
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The project exceeds current energy standards and represents a model of efficiency; it uses clean energy and aims to achieve zero net energy consumption or a state of “positive energy”.
The project employs materials that generate low emissions throughout their life (extraction, processing, transport and end of life). Another key aspect is the reuse and recycling of building materials.
The project encourages and promotes low-emission and zero-emission travel, and achieves exemplary results in the field of green mobility by reducing energy consumption related to transport and contributing to cleaner air.
The project is modelled on a careful assessment of climate change, its impacts, scenarios and the real risks to the site. Resilience concerns both residents and construction.
Vitae is a catalyst for the improvement of existing urban services, the development of new ones, and the creation of green jobs locally to reduce the city’s environmental impact.
The project reduces water consumption to mitigate the impacts of resource scarcity or drought, and adopts the sustainable management of water resources.
The project manages the waste generated during operations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and offers additional benefits such as limiting the extraction of scarce resources and of fossil fuel.
The project creates green and blue infrastructure with the aim to mitigate climate risk, promote environmental sustainability and urban biodiversity, and provide key ecosystem services.
Vitae originated from a process of listening to and understanding the local context, so that it can meet some of the key needs of local residents and businesses and actively engage the population.
Vitae integrates seamlessly into the urban environment by enhancing its surroundings, thanks to a unique and context-relevant architectural approach.
A landmark development project in Milan.
Vitae operates in synergy with the Symbiosis business district, south of the Porta Romana. Together, they introduce a previously unimaginable model of the future.Discover more