Hennebique Silos


The former grain silos, dating from 1901, is considered one of the most striking and monumental reinforced-concrete buildings of the 20thcentury. Strategically located along Genoa’s waterfront in the heart of the vibrant Old Port, Hennebique overlooks both the sea and the historic city centre and sits adjacent to the Cruise and Ferry Terminal and walking distance from Piazza Principe International Railway Station.
Full planning permission and development approval has been granted to restructure the listed building into a major multi-service hub, catering for cruise, hospitality, retail and recreational activities, whilst simultaneously preserving the distinct architectural features of the property.
Hennebique represents the final step in the completion of the large-scale urban redevelopment of the Old Port and is set to become the focal point of the waterfront promenade seamlessly connecting westwards the cruise hub, across the historic centre and eastwards to the New Levante Waterfront.
The Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority has sealed the preliminary deed, to the 90-year concession agreement, with Vitali & Roncello Capital. 
Preliminary works in construction, including stripping-out and site safety, have commenced, in line with the 135 million euros real estate redevelopment project approved, and works are estimated to last 26 months.
To date, the technical-financial feasibility study has been completed by the leaseholder,  whilst the detailed design is near completion.
16100 Genova GE