Inaugurated in 1975, Mondadori’s head office is one of the most important works of the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. His planning of the city of Brasilia had greatly impressed Arnoldo Mondadori.
The building complex is composed of three elements. The five floors of the main building are suspended within a parallelepiped, fronted by a series of arches and containing offices and newsrooms. This is set against two low, sinuous structures that emerge from a stretch of water. Their irregular and wave-like forms, which resemble that of a leaf, are made even more suggestive by a 20,000 square-metre artificial lake. The building is surrounded by a large park, laid out by landscape architect Pietro Porcinai.
Mondadori’s headquarters are located in Segrate, just outside Milan.
To see more photos of Mondadori’s headquarters see the Multimedia Gallery.