Work has begun on the construction of CityWave, the new-generation office building that marks the completion of CityLife, one of the leading examples of urban regeneration in Europe, a district that has been restored to the city of Milan in a completely renovated form that can be used by everyone, characterised by sustainability, quality of life and services.Designed by the firm BIG -Bjarke Ingels Group, CityWave stands as a new paradigm for the offices of the future, the outcome of a new idea of the workplace based on innovative design solutions that put quality of life at the centre and redefine the concept of sustainability.The CityWave project is the culmination of CityLife's commitment to urban redevelopment and sustainability, which have characterised the entire development of the district from its inception. Thanks to the most innovative solutions in the energy field, the building will be powered exclusively by renewable sources and is the first office building to go beyond zero impact with a design aimed at exerting a "positive impact" on the environment. Indeed, the cladding of the structure with photovoltaic panels that cover the buildings named East and West will form the largest photovoltaic park in Milan and one of the largest urban photovoltaic parks in Italy, with an area of around 11,000 square metres of panels that can provide energy production estimated at 1,200 MWh a year, thanks to an installed power of nearly 2 MWh. The same structure will also make possible the collection and reuse of rainwater, as well as providing a vast covered area of public green space that can be enjoyed throughout the year. What's more, the building is designed to consume 45% less energy than standard office blocks through solutions such as the thermal use of groundwater, with a saving of 520 tons of C02 a year, equal to the emissions absorbed by 20,000 trees. The CityWave project has already obtained LEEDT precertification with a Platinum level classification.The marketing of the innovative spaces for office use has been assigned to Jones Lang LaSalle S.p.A. and Cushman & Wakefield LLP. The CityWave construction works were launched today following completion of the detailed design and are expected to be finished by 2025.CityWave, as well as the entire CityLife redevelopment project, is part of the European strategy of Generali Real Estate which, with assets of over €33 billion, ranks among the leading real estate managers in the world and creates value for investors through a series of cross-border investment vehicles, managed by the qualified asset manager Generali Real Estate SGR.