International Design Competition "Living in Milan - New urban spaces for public housing development"
Project of a residential urban settlement and services in Via of the Apennines, Milan, Italy (2005)
THE ISLAND AS THEME AND PLANT CITY-SETTLEMENT
Taking a cue from places suggestions into being in the preliminary design document annexed to the notice of Competition, the proposed urban islands which are arranged in the area of intervention in the first instance reflecting the value of the detected urban margins.
The new proposals islands in the new project are six including four fully residential with services related to it, or set to its ground-based and public open spaces.
The set of islands, in short, you have according to a settlement pattern that enhances the character of the projecting outer margins in the spatial continuity of the pedestrian public space of the new intervention, strongly connected to the existing urban accessibility, for which you propose spatial themed looking of a neighborhood identity space, "open" to the surrounding urban system. This will happen in a "spatial continuum" shopping streets, the Avenue walk, the meeting place in front of the Church of San Romano and places it for sport and leisure.
The settlement pattern is made up also of green areas that complement and qualify the continuity of pedestrian public land through green areas with grass, rows of trees along some footpaths, tree-lined green areas to scrub ( "woods"), green hills from plani profile -altimetrico curved traversable that delimit the public space from the one to which they belong, residential, green areas escarpment that surround the island on public services.
TIPOLOGYCAL REQUIREMENTS OF RESIDENCE
The urban value of the intervention proposed and the intention to characterize the urban scenes of Via Apennines and convey urban space within the new district, determined the typological choice of residential buildings which are arranged on the ground following a profile with long the street. The residential building is a set-typological hybrid that takes the value of the building is in line, certificates sides of Via Apennines, that the building in the gallery, transverse sides of the street. Especially the balcony system is kept "off" from the front of the accommodation and is an autonomous architectural "piece" which relates to the space of the residential courtyard of the island and creates a dilated space when it meets in internal condominium online system.
The line parts are developed constantly climbing a plane inhabited by nine levels above the base to services, the first island up to six of the fourth island, while the component gallery is regularly set to five levels above the base to services but grow with planimetrically the decrease of the parties in line heights creating a highly diversified, dynamic and attractive together formally and spatially even in the elements and repeat.
ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF OPERATIONS
energy problem, solubrità of Housing, technologies of durable and maintainable materials, natural environmental systems of microclimate control, collection and recycling resources and ease waste collection, have been a particular target of this proposal.
with: Daniele Golotta, Alessia Imperi, Francesca Ingrao,