The Porta Nuova Garibaldi masterplan has given a new outline to an empty urban space by reconnecting and revitalising distinctly separate parts of the historic town centre.
This new multi-functional complex is set at the centre of the Porta Nuova Area in Milan it and acts as the hinge between the park and square.
The result is an architecture which relates to and becomes an integral part of its surrounding context.
The arrangement of organic forms reflects the pattern of the park, and the transparent base emphasises the relationship between the interior and exterior. The park borders on the two buildings and its design is reflected in the project by the green rooftops.
The West building hosts a multi-functional room overlooking the park, an exhibition gallery, a nursery school with its own separate entrance from the podium, a catering and refreshment areas on the second floor, with a terrace opening on to the roof garden.
In the East building there are retail shops at piazza level, two floors of offices and a top floor with the restaurant and covered terrace. The green roof terrace, however, can be directly accessed from the podium.