The building of the new IBM headquarter in Segrate began in September 2002 and ended on July 16, 2004.
The IBM area was acquired by IBP S.r.l. (a company of Stilo Group) in September 2001 and occupied an area of 516.000 square meters in the municipality of Segrate, with the aim of developing an innovative project of the Business Park.
The new Head Office IBM represents the first phase of this important project and covers a portion of approximately 190.000 square meters, located between Idroscalo and the district of San Felice.
The complex that houses the headquarters of IBM South Europe, designed by Aymaro Isle of Turin and named "The four doors", can accommodate up to 3.000 people and is distributed in four blocks connected to each other.
The complex, which is "among the most advanced buildings in Europe" in technology, reflects the principles of sustainable construction, with the inner glass facade reflecting different green areas, ensuring effective natural lighting in all job areas. The external facade instead, provides a coating vibrapack , an artificial stone, whose color and properties, simulates the effect of terracotta and brick. The choice for this type of material was dictated by the desire to integrate the building into the landscape, recalling typical elements of rural Lombardy.
The realization of the project was managed by Cogestil, a construction company controlled by Stilo, in joint venture with Fiat Engineering.