The project site is in a mélange neighborhood with parks, close to universities, art galleries, design district, office buildings, retail and services; it’s connected to transportation facilities and close to the airport and main infrastructure. It’s an area that is expanding quickly.
The program is a mix of serviced apartments and facilities that allows international travelers and city users of different provenience to easy establish in Milan.
The response is a project that promotes sustainability; the variety provided for the program is possible in a context of efficient and flexible design solutions.
From a typical tower floor-plan with regular footprint and central core, the tower optimizes the views and orientation with its unique rhomboid-shaped volume, generating a dynamic relation with the context.
Each floor can be configured in different ways; the building is designed for conversion measures providing free and flexible floor-plates suitable to many configurations, different use and future changes.
Residential units range from a minimum of one per floor to a maximum of six, thus the program mix could be revised at every design stage and in the future according to the market’s requests and building management’s needs. The maximum flexibility is achieved at each floor plate.
The tower’s main structure is based on the building vertical Core and on a system of shear walls. Wet areas (Mep Services) are placed in two main areas that cross the building on the longitudinal section. The structure sits on a standard grid based on a regular module of 3.0m. Units’ size is based on the 3.0m module as well.
Due to the small footprint the 60% of the site is occupied by the garden. Landscape surrounds the building creating a green buffer from the main road and the context, and giving more privacy to the amenities placed outdoor. The ground Floor is equipped with Lobby facilities and a Café and a comfortable lounge area facing the private garden provides moments for casual meetings and relax; the space extends to an outdoor deck connected to the pool.
The 7th floor offers flexible spaces well equipped for workstations, business meetings, conference rooms and events. A pantry for coffee breaks and banqueting preparation is available. The facilities include also a gym area, a relax lounge and outdoor terrace with panoramic view. At the top floor a Sky terrace provides a stunning view on the city.
Category: Residential / Hotel
Status: Concept Design, 2013
Site: Former industrial area
Area: Site 2100m2, GFA 2200m2
Architect: MAR office
Team: Renato Juarez Corso, Paola Mongiu
with Gianluigi Formentin, Severino Iritano