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					                                      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: aimstaff@aim.milano.it - 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.

				
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