SEA Prime: ribbon-cutting for the new Business&General Aviation Terminal in Malpensa

Milano Malpensa, July 23rd, 2019 – the new Business&General Aviation Terminal of Milano Malpensa airport has officially opened Milano Prime. Mr. Armando Brunini, CEO of SEA, Ms. Patrizia Savi, president of SEA Prime, and Ms. Chiara Dorigotti, CEO of SEA Prime were at the ribbon-cutting.

The new Terminal, open 24/7, covers an area of 1,400 square metresin a specific spot between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, including a 50,000 square metresapron and a 5,000 square metreshangar for the newest executive jets. SEA Prime, a company of the SEA Group, offers a complete setting to the Business&General Aviation passengers and executives who stay or transit through Milan and Lombardia, considered to be one of the most attractive destinations and internationally strongly requested.

Not only is Milano Prime present at Linate Airport, which privileges a distance of approximately 7 kilometres far from the city centre, it will also be present at Malpensa airport, considered to be the gateway to Milan, Lombardia, the neighbouring regions, and the main tourist itineraries.

The opening of the new general aviation airport at Malpensa, including infrastructures and dedicated services, will allow SEA Prime to develop market and territory potential, meeting the increasing requests of the First or Business Class passengers when transiting through Malpensa and using helicopters or private jets to reach their destinations in Italy and in Europe.

The Terminal was developed and implemented taking into account the needs of the customers and the market demand. The project is signed by the international architecture firm OneWorks and built by Di Vincenzo, the company winning bidder for the construction of the Terminal.

The result is a multifaceted structure recognizable from any angle. A series of transparent niches made of glass slips in with the compactness of the external surface allowing to view the internal spaces from outside. The mirror effect of the lounges creates a chromatic contrast with the external covering to give more light to the entrances where the passengers are greeted.

The interior of the structure is enriched with exclusive spaces characterized by precious finishes. It provides five lounges to greet the passengers and the crew. The walls of the lobby are lined with trapezoidal shaped blades of variable sizes made of white Corian. The materials have been selected to increase the natural brightness of the spaces conveying more comfort and welcoming. The passengers can access the control area directly from the lobby and reach their aircraft through security filters. Every passenger of Milano Prime at Malpensa, as well as in Linate, will be able to enjoy luxury services, such as meeting rooms, concierge and limousine services designed to offer their guests total relax and comfort.

 “With the opening of the new Terminal, Milano Prime is ready to welcome business passengers through the two entrances leading to the city and territory – Linate and Malpensa – equipped with excellent services. In such way Milano reinforces its leadership in Italy and ranking fifth city in Europe for its volume traffic”, stated Ms. Chiara Dorigotti, CEO of SEA Prime.

The opening of Milano Prime at Malpensa precedes the closure of Linate airport scheduled from July 27th to October 27th: this consents the general aviation traffic to be accommodated in the new Terminal at Malpensa during the important fashion and sports events planned for the autumn, estimating an average of 50 movements in a day during the trimester.

SEA Prime ended 2018 with an annual revenue of 11,4 million Euros and 26 thousand general aircraft movements (+2.5% on an annual basis), ranking first in Italy and fifth in Europe for traffic volume.

Milano Prime at Malpensa Airport in figures
2017: starting of the operations: 5,000 square meters hangar for aircrafts

2018: approval of the project
2019: ribbon-cutting of the Terminal
2 runways (3,920 meters long each)
1,400 square meters: Terminal area
50.000 square metres: designed apron
1 VIP parking (car park with 100 places)
5 lounges
1 meeting room
1 hangar (surface: 5.000 square meters)

Information on SEA Prime

Business & General Aviation infrastructures at Linate and Malpensa airports are run by SEA Prime with the Milano Prime brand, company of the SEA Group. Milano Linate Prime airport is ranked first in Italy and fifth in Europe. The two airports had recorded over 26,000 movements in 2018, an increase of 2.5% on an annual basis. 

The infrastructures include two Terminals, dedicated apron area, 11 hangars, lounge, VIP car park, and Business Centre. Milano Prime offers a complete range of services directly or through third parties for aircraft services, passengers, and crew. Among the services offered there are lounges, hangarages, maintenance, concierge, catering, refuelling, limousine and tax refund.

Source: SEC S.p.A. Milano

Verona, farewell Bentegodi: “Arena style for the brand new stadium at zero cost”

The call for bids has met its deadline today at 13:00 for the construction of the new stadium in Verona. The structure will be carried out at zero cost for the Municipality that will hold the ownership. The mayor Mr Federico Sboarina has announced that the companies Nuova Arena S.r.l. and General Contractor Di Vincenzo Dino S.p.A. extended their proposal. The proposition, which will be evaluated by the administration office in every aspect, made by Di Vincenzo S.p.A. provides the construction of a new stadium in the same exact area where Bentegodi rises today.

The proposal holds an agreement with the sports club Hellas Verona: the outline and the elliptical shape of the Arena will be the inspiration for the project. The new stadium will hold 27,000 spectators and include an underground car park for 800 vehicles. Moreover, going through the considerable documentation, there is the hypothesis that there might be a retractable roof. The dimensions of the new stadium will be smaller than Bentegodi, and this consents to design and implement an urban park around the facility redeveloping Piazza Olimpia and the area within. The facility will be able to accommodate a hotel, a preschool, a museum, a gym, a theatre, and spaces for offices and shops.

The construction of the sports facility will progress in several phases. In the meantime, a temporary stadium holding 16,000 spectators will be built in the car park in Via Sogare. Once this is achieved, the Bentegodi stadium will be demolished, and the new sports structure will be built. “The proposal”, explains Mr Sboarina – must be weighed from all points of view by the administration. However, there are some set limiting clauses: the new sports structure will be public property, however, it will be run by a qualified company. From a first analysis of the project, the proponents agree that the stadium must be active 7/24, due to the numerous services and spaces destined for the citizens and the neighbourhood, and the reduced number of businesses. The administration procedures will begin only when the management will consider the proposal interesting. (a.mat.)

source: vvox

(Bentegodi stadium, ph: Wikipedia)

2018 aicap AWARD for Concrete Structures

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Ponte Flaiano Bridge in Pescara is a remarkable sample of a steel-concrete composite structure integrated with the contemporary trend to make the most of the features of the materials employed. The structure designed with particular attention is with no doubt an excellent example of aggregation in the urban fabric and territory where the results are visibly effective and determined by the structure itself. In particular, the innovation used for the concrete decks is given by the use of light aggregates LC40/44 which combines and enhances the structural behavior with steel. The unusual use of the steel-concrete composite structure employed in the press-inflect element, such as in the double pylon, along with the research in optimization, is valuable. The evident light-weight of the construction is one of the points of its elegance and aesthetic value, while its original shape leads the observer to appreciate the structural excellence.

fonte: aicap – Associazione Italiana Calcestruzzo Armato e Precompresso