Milano. Isola, Palazzo Lombardia (Lombardy Building). Palazzo Lombardia is a complex of buildings including a 39-storey, 161.3 m. It is the main seat of the government of Lombardy and it is located in the Centro Direzionale di Milano (Directional Centre of Milan district). It was first inaugurated on January 2010. Palazzo Lombardia was designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, the winners of an international design competition in 2004, with Henry N. Cobb as design partner. The building won the 2012 International Architecture Award for the best new global design.