Today, Microsoft Italy inaugurated the Microsoft House, its new headquarters located in the district of Porta Volta in the heart of Milan (via Plaffo). The subsidiary chose to move to the new building of Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli designed by architects Herzog & De Meuron, which looks really stunning. “The building is characterized by elements of linearity and transparency that perfectly match Microsoft’s vision,” explained Carlo Purassanta, Country General Manager of Microsoft Italy on LinkedIn. You can have a look at the building in the video below:
In the blog post, Purassanta explained that the move to new headquarters is also a reflection of the subsidiary’s comittment to the country and local ecosystem of businesses, startups, schools, nonprofit organizations and more. Additionally, Microsoft House will also be the home of a new Microsoft Technology Center in Milan. The exec added:
Microsoft Italy new location aims to be an accelerator of the inner potential and the best resources of Milan and the Country as a whole. We created Microsoft House to be the perfect place to engage in dialogues with our ecosystem. More than a half of the overall space is dedicated to customers, partners, students, startups, nonprofit organizations and consumers – who can discover the benefits of open innovation, now available to everyone.
If you speak Italian, Microsoft Italia did a live stream of the Microsoft House inauguration on Facebook Live and you can watch the 19 minutes video here.