The largest redevelopment 8. Milano scheme now under way in 11. BEIC Each floor will face on to the central Santa Giulia Milan will transform 1,200,000 sqm, where the BEIC Forum, criss-crossed by visitors EAST ITINERARIES THROUGH "THE CHANGING CITY" and covered by a skylight. Montedison and Acciaierie BEIC is a European- and world- Over the last few years, Milan's transformation involved Redaelli plants were until class project. It will have over the whole city in all directions: from the historic centre, the 1970s. Many designers 900,000 books on open shelves and to the new urban centres that are being created on were involved, including 3,400,000 more in stockrooms: former industrial sites. Valuable urban sites are Sir Norman Foster; the main books on all themes, that will also be refurbished, and new ones appear, dedicated to design theme is available on the network in digital work, housing, culture, education, and leisure. environmental sustainability. BEIC - the European Library of format. Visitors will have access to Sometimes, whole new neighbourhoods are created, The centre of the scheme is Information and Culture - will be an interactive welcome, help and with new parks, public spaces and high-quality occupied by a 33-hectares build on the site formerly bibliographical service. architecture, sometimes individual artefacts show a park with piazzas, gardens, occupied by the Porta Vittoria renewed vitality and experimental approach in the city. pedestrian and cycling lanes station. The futuristic Bolles+Wilson The best Italian and international architects are The park splits the site in two and many sports and leisure project is based on a mega-structure, working in Milan, also thanks to the co-operation parts. The North side will have facilities. 240 metres long and 36 metres tall, between public organisations, namely the City shopping centres, a Conference Centre and high-quality elliptical with a square centre and two long Administration, and private businesses. residential buildings. The South arms protruding eastward and New urban planning tools and international design side will be occupied by another westward, to provide access to contests, now often used by private entities as well, housing complex. A tram line and the Library. Reading rooms, have produced the results we see in these itineraries other infrastructures will complete departments, conference halls, a through "the changing city". This is a way to get to the scheme. Santa Giulia will also have a kindergarten, a church, a teaching centre, a media-forum, a newspaper library, archives and know the transformation of our city and to cast a closer look at the new urban and architectural ITINERARIO EST student residence and a senior offices will be distributed on seven assets of Milan. citizens' home. floors and in the wings. Gianni Verga Councillor for Land Development City of Milan 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. “CONOSCERE MILANO” E’ un’iniziativa di ideata e coordinata da 9. Parco 10. Arconati 1 12. Open Care 13. Ex Motta Alessandrini The new Arconati 1 office This site was occupied by the centre is next to the Porta ATM tram deposit until the Vittoria Passante station 1960s, and by the Motta-Alivar and to the future site of plants until the late 1980s. in collaborazione con BEIC; it is a totally Today, the whole block is refurbished 1970s complex. under redevelopment, that The eight-floors tower is will include this area in city life; embellished by a glass-clad it comprises residential buildings, e il contributo di façade. Glass also encloses retail spaces and a public park. the spectacular triangular Via Piranesi was home to Milan's The 20th-century ATM office The Alessandrini Park is entrance hall, that connects building will be preserved to host first ice-skating rink; now, currently being renovated the tower to a lower building. a contemporary art gallery. everything has changed. A INFORMAZIONI: www.conosceremilano.it through a major Its night lighting is particularly 1. Villa Belgiojoso Bonaparte 7.Parco Forlanini sophisticated dark-red glass redevelopment scheme; its impressive. 2. Caselli di Porta Venezia 8.Milano Santa Giulia façade is the symbol of Open Urban Center del Comune di Milano first part was completed in Museo del Pane 9.Parco Alessandrini Care, a facility providing services Galleria Vittorio Emanuele 11/12 - Milano 2002. The park now has 3. Orto Botanico 10. Arconati 1 to the art world - works sale and tel 02 88 45 65 55 large, modern playgrounds di Cascina Rosa 11. Progetto BEIC purchase, restoration workshops www.comune.milano.it/urban_center and new vegetable gardens Zona Lambrate Biblioteca Europea for paintings, fabrics, carpets and orari per il pubblico: ore 9.00 - 18.00 lunedì venerdì for the neighbourhood's di Informazione furniture. The 1923 ice-skating 4. Ex Faema residents. New irrigation, e Cultura facility was itself a transformation Aim - Associazione Interessi Metropolitani 5. Quartiere Rubattino remote security and lighting 12. Open Care of the 1899 Frigoriferi Milanesi, Corso Magenta 59 - Milano - tel 02 48 01 20 60 Ex Maserati facilities were installed. Special 13. Ex Motta light effects emphasise the originally built to preserve foodstuff. email: firstname.lastname@example.org - www.aim.milano.it 6. Ex Caproni park's design and some of its Copyright: Urban Center - AIM Milano 2006 main features. The East part of the city is characterised by four sectors extending from the city centre towards its outskirts: first come city and hospital services, 1. Villa Belgiojoso 2. Caselli Venezia 4. Ex Faema 6. Ex Caproni followed by a residential area all the way to the Bonaparte The Custom Houses at Porta The complex now hosts many cultural and creative The former Caproni factory in outer ring-road; further out, more housing areas Taliedo is maybe one of the Venezia, built in 1827, have organisations, starting most charming former are interspersed with factories and two been thoroughly refurbished to with the Abitare Segesta industrial sites in the city. In specialised clusters: Città Studi in the North and the Food Market in the South; then, more host cultural facilities. publishing house in 2002. the early 19th century, Engineer industrial areas follow, including the former The West Custom House hosts Architect Aldo Cibic Caproni opened his airplane Innocenti/Maserati plant in the North and the the museum wing of the "Bread redesigned three naves factory here, close to the first former Caproni, Montedison and Redaelli of House", with event and of the old factory, with airstrip in Milan. Production Taliedo in the South. exhibition spaces; it is also the bright colours and a stopped after World War II. This facility is housed in old, location of the Bread and Food Faema used to produce surprising inner courtyard. Since the 1980s, the huge Recent redevelopment projects concerned charming, totally refurbished Library. The East Custom House coffee machines; its Many other architects, sheds enjoy a new life and ancient monuments, such as the Villa Belgiojoso brick buildings: every year, The neo-classic mansion known is the headquarters of the Bakers' renewed factory stands designers, galleries and identity, and they have Bonaparte and the Custom Houses, and obsolete 100,000 people attend as Villa Reale, now called Villa Association and of the European a symbol of the lively artists now occupy the become one of the first and factories in the Lambrate and Forlanini conferences, exhibitions, Belgiojoso Bonaparte, has been Bakery Academy. rebirth of Lambrate. complex. largest privately-owned neighbourhoods. fashion shows and concerts extensively redeveloped in the The old buildings, event centres in Italy: the The former area has three interesting cases that here.On the opposite side last few years; what used to designed by Architect East End Studios. are different in nature and size. Cascina Rossa of the street, the "Mecenate be the Modern Art Gallery Bagatti Valsecchi, were was in ruins on depleted farmland: under the 97" scheme is now being since the 1920s now is the refurbished on the management of the Department of Biology of developed, with three towers Museum of the 19th Century. outside and totally the Università degli Studi di Milano, it has for tourist accommodation. become a Botanical Garden open to the public. Installations were improved, renovated on the inside; Their simple shape and glass In Lambrate, the former Faema factory has been new services added. The new every day, they attract cladding will help make them totally renovated by several designers to host museum also hosts study and hundreds of young look especially light. cultural and recreational activities. It has become research facilities. people. the headquarters of cultural companies, such as the Abitare Segesta publishing house, architects' and artists' studios, and a Triennale bookshop. The neighbourhood is also home to Scuola Politecnica del Design. However, the largest scheme is that of the former Maserati 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. plant, where the new large Rubattino neighbourhood has been built, connected to a Residential buildings are park. The scheme will be completed by production and office facilities, a Science Centre 3. Orto Botanico Zona Lambrate 5. Quartiere Rubattino located, in blocks, along 7. Parco Forlanini and an extension of the park. The huge Forlanini area is also working its way di Cascina Rosa This neighbourhood was Ex Maserati this avenue, for a total of about 165,000 sqm. Under The Forlanini Park will be expanded, from its current built mainly after World out of a desolate sprawl. The existing park War II, thanks to many the Tangenziale motorway 600,000 sqm to over will be enlarged, from 600,000 to over 1,600,000 important factories pillars, there is a charming 1,600,000 sqm. It will sqm, with sport, recreational and cultural settling here, including water pond, the main comprise areas for leisure, facilities. Here too, the culture and show Innocenti. The company's landscaping feature of a sports, environmental and business was the first to grasp the huge historic products include new 90,000-sqm park cultural activities, also thanks opportunities offered by this former industrial Innocenti Pipes, the equipped with skating rink, to refurbishing the local Lambretta scooter children's playground and farmhouses. The new site. The old Caproni factory now is a charming (named after the cycling/pedestrian lanes. The main element in this privately-owned events centre, East End Studios. scheme also includes neighbourhood) and the East of the motorway, the scheme is a 300,000-sqm Three glass towers, " Mecenate 79 ", will be The Department of Biology of Mini car. Innocenti was farmland; the banks of the A new neighbourhood is second part of the scheme park that will connect it to built to accommodate tourists. Former industrial Università Statale redeveloped acquired first by Britain's will be built; it will include Lambro river will be redesigned. sites will also be converted into a green being built on the large site the Rubattino neighbourhood. an abandoned farmhouse in the Leyland, then by Maserati 125,000 sqm of industrial Some of the existing residential area: the Milano Santa Giulia project, where Innocenti Maserati Città Studi area to create a and finally by FIAT. The had its factory. It is the and service buildings, plus industrial buildings will be the largest urban redevelopment scheme so far; botanical garden for the city. Lambrate plant was other facilities to complete it is a high-quality neighbourhood, that emphasises closed in 1993, and the outcome of the first part of refurbished for use by the University research is an important Urban a "Science Centre". park and for leisure activities. environmental sustainability. performed here, together with site now is the Rubattino More redevelopment is going on in areas closer to residential area. Faema Redevelopment Plan that the dissemination of botanical and the Bracco will change the function, the city centre; they include the Open Care facility knowledge to the public. The for the arts market in the former Indoor Ice-Skating pharmaceutical company and quality, of over Botanical Garden opened in also had factories in 600,000 sqm of abandoned Rink and the redevelopment of the former Motta 2002, and it comprises a Lambrate. Ever since the industrial facilities. The new area. BEIC will be built on the site of the old Porta one-kilometre "flower path", with early 2000s, the Vittoria station, that aims to become one of the most neighbourhood comprises a three state-of-the-art greenhouses neighbourhood is being shopping centre along Via prestigious libraries in Europe. and public benches. redeveloped in the name Pitteri, with a piazza where of culture and creativity. Aldo Castellano the avenue crossing the park starts.