JULY 2019 | Milano 2030 – Feels like home

The new PGT (Piano di Governo Territoriale – Town and Country Plan), redesigns the city of Milan clearly steering it towards 2030. It develops entire areas, especially outside the centre, including new green areas and housing, the construction of large-scale infrastructures and new services for citizens. The plan also sets ambitious goals for urban regeneration and the refurbishment or demolition of abandoned buildings, introducing the principles of participatory design. The area stretching from the Navigli district to the sites of the Bocconi, Cattolica, IED and NABA universities is one of the main areas of interest of the PGT. This area is undergoing great transformation and is destined to become a focal point for the future social fabric of Milan, a city where, over the next 10 years, the population aged 19 to 34 is expected to increase of 50.000 residents. Milan will consolidate its vocation as a university city also thanks to the presence of hospitality structures tailored to the ever-changing housing needs.

#milano2030 #urbancommunity #universitycity

Corte Ripamonti: from industrial space to university campus

Park Associati will expand the former Consorzio Agrario (Agricultural Cooperative) in Milan transforming it into a student hall of residence: an informal, technological environment that will accommodate over 700 students from Italy and the world. Open to city life, this ecosystem will be designed as a small community or a large collective residence interacting with the surrounding environment. The project envisages common areas characterised by the greatest functional flexibility, retail services as well as a coffee shop and an outdoor agora. The distinct types of accommodation will also be tailored to the guests’ specific individual needs.

#studenthousing #urbanregeneration #hospitality

Pichi Park: quality housing for all

The new Park Associati residential project in Milan is located in the immediate vicinity of the NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti – New Academy of Fine Arts). Thanks to this close connection with the university, this is the first satellite area of a housing system tailored for students and young professionals. Gathered around a courtyard overlooked by a single large tree, the building features private living spaces arranged over different levels, which will allow for constant opportunities for social interchange. The project, realised for Consorzio Cooperative Lavoratori – residents collectives,  is being developed following the ‘design for all’ canons, a participatory design methodology open to different types of knowledge that embraces diversity, social inclusion and equal possibilities in accessing and enjoying architecture.

#archidiversity #designforall #residential