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                                                     Bovisa/Milano:
                            A LONG REDEVELOPMENT PROCESS                           BACKGROUND.
                                                                                   BACKGROUND.
                                                                                        THE BOVISA AREA: FROM CHEMISTRY TO UNIVERSITY AND RESEARCH HUB IN MILANO
                                                                                        THE BOVISA AREA: FROM CHEMISTRY TO UNIVERSITY AND RESEARCH HUB IN MILANO


                             new center for university, research, science,         STEPS OF A LONG REDEVELOPMENT PROCESS:
                                                                                   STEPS OF A LONG REDEVELOPMENT PROCESS:
                                                                                         (1) NEW II AND III ARCHITECTURE FACULTY, 1994-2000……………………………………………
                                                                                         (1) NEW II AND III ARCHITECTURE FACULTY, 1994-2000……………………………………………
                                         technology, business and youth                                                                              a new campus in Milano
                                                                                                                                                     a new campus in Milano

                                                                                         (2) NEW IV ENGENEERING FACULTY, 1997-2000……………………………………………………..
                                                                                         (2) NEW IV ENGENEERING FACULTY, 1997-2000……………………………………………………..
                                                                                                                                           new extra specialized laboratories
                                                                                                                                           new extra specialized laboratories
                                                         Antonella Bruzzese
                                                                                         (3) NEW DEPARTMENS, UNDER CONSTRUCTION……………………………………………………
                                                                                         (3) NEW DEPARTMENS, UNDER CONSTRUCTION……………………………………………………
                                                Hamburg 20th September, 2005
                                                Hamburg 20th September, 2005                                                     other laboratories and a new big library open to the city
                                                                                                                                 other laboratories and a new big library open to the city

                                                                                         (4) POLITECNICO INCUBATOR, 2000-2004 …………………………………………………………….
                                                                                         (4) POLITECNICO INCUBATOR, 2000-2004 …………………………………………………………….
                                                                                                                                        towards research/enterprise synergies
                                                                                                                                         towards research/enterprise synergies
                                                           Politecnico di Milano
                                                           Politecnico di Milano
                                                                                         (5) BOVISA/GASOMETRI MASTER PLAN. PROJECT IN PROGRESS………………………………
                                                                                         (5) BOVISA/GASOMETRI MASTER PLAN. PROJECT IN PROGRESS………………………………
                                                                                                                                                    towards urban mixitè
                                                                                                                                                     towards urban mixitè

                                                                                   INNOVATION
                                                                                    INNOVATION


                                                                                   TRANSFERIBILITY
                                                                                   TRANSFERIBILITY




                                                                                                                                                            The area is
                                                                                                                                                            The area is

                                                                                                                                                            -- is an ex industrial area, in the
                                                                                                                                                                is an ex industrial area, in the
                                                                                                                                                            north-east region of the city
                                                                                                                                                             north-east region of the city
                                                                                                                                                            outskirts, but classified as a
                                                                                                                                                             outskirts, but classified as a
                                                                                                                                                            contaminated area on a national
                                                                                                                                                             contaminated area on a national
                                                                                                                                                            level;
                                                                                                                                                             level;
                                                                                                                                                            -- it is connected to Malpensa
                                                                                                                                                                it is connected to Malpensa
                                                                                                                                                            Airport with the interregional
                                                                                                                                                             Airport with the interregional
                                                                                                                                                            railway system
                                                                                                                                                             railway system
                                                                                                                                                            -It is close to the new Milano
                                                                                                                                                             -It is close to the new Milano
                                                                                                                                                            Fiera recently opened;
                                                                                                                                                             Fiera recently opened;
                           background. the bovisa area                                                                                                      -it is inside an urban sector
                                                                                                                                                             -it is inside an urban sector
                                                                                                                                                            characterized by the presence of
                                                                                                                                                             characterized by the presence of
                                                                                                                                                            mixed urban functions
                                                                                                                                                             mixed urban functions



                                                                                                                                                            All facts make it quite a dynamic
                                                                                                                                                            area, in terms of urban
                                                                                                                                                            transformations in action, also
                                                                                                                                                            remarked by the “Documento di
                                                                                                                                                            Inquadramento”, (Municipality of
                                                                                                                                                            Milano, 2000), that indicates
                                                                                                                                                            Bovisa as a strategic
                                                                                                                                                            transformation area for Milano




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              At the beginning of 1900 were located in Bovisa many           • italian chemistry factories:
              different activities, making it an important industrial center
              in Milano                                                           [Voge/Fabbrica dei Saponi
                                                                                Calamari (then Sirio) /Edoardo
                                                                                Piatti (then IVI - Industria Vernici
                                                                                Italiane, then Ppg) /Sessa-
                                                                                Cantù/Brill/ Mapei]

                                                                            • the Officine del Gas
            But from the 1970’s the industrial                                  [a big plant for gas production and
            re – conversion process started: numerous                           distribution to the whole city]
            factories closed and between 1974 and 1985
            industrial workers in the milanese factories                    • the Fabbrica della Scala
            decreased from 12.000 to 6.000 units.                                                                      steps of a long redevelopment process
                                                                                [laboratories and warehouses of
                                                                                Teatro alla Scala for set design and
                                                                                costume production]


                                from chemistry to university and research hub in Milan



                                                                             In 1986 the Development Plan
                                                                             of Milan selected the area of
                                                                             Bovisa as a possible new
                                                                             location for the university.




                                                                                                                                                     Architecture Faculty in Bovisa
                                                                                                                                                     Architecture Faculty in Bovisa
                                                                                                                                                     officially opened in 1989, when
                                                                                                                                                     officially opened in 1989, when
                                                                                                                                                     students started following lessons
                                                                                                                                                     students started following lessons
                                                                                                                                                     in an industrial hangar submitted
                                                                                                                                                     in an industrial hangar submitted
                                                                                                                                                     in commodate by Fbm firm and
                                                                                                                                                     in commodate by Fbm firm and
                                                                                                                                                     bought by Politecnico in 1992.
                                                                                                                                                     bought by Politecnico in 1992.

                                                                                                                                                     In 1994 the plants of ex Ceretti
                                                                                                                                                     In 1994 the plants of ex Ceretti
                                                                                                                                                     &Tanfani (cableway production)
                                                                                                                                                     &Tanfani (cableway production)
                                                                                                                                                     located in via Durando were
                                                                                                                                                     located in via Durando were
                              new II and III architecture faculty, 1994-2000
                    (1)                                                                                                                              rennovated and now host the
                                                                                                                                                     rennovated and now host the

                                                                 a new campus in milano
                                                                 a new campus in milano                                                                      II Architecture Faculty
                                                                                                                                                             II Architecture Faculty
                                                                                                                                    Durando campus
                                                                                                                                    Durando campus
                                                                                                                                                             (Civil Architecture)
                                                                                                                                                             (Civil Architecture)

                                                                                                                                                             III Architecture Faculty
                                                                                                                                                             III Architecture Faculty
                                                                                                                                                             (Design).
                                                                                                                                                             (Design).




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                                                   The reconversion project, carried
                                                   The reconversion project, carried     Over the years this first
                                                                                         Over the years this first
                                                   out by a team coordinated by prof.      intervention has been
                                                                                            intervention has been
                                                   out by a team coordinated by prof.      integrated:
                                                                                            integrated:
                                                   Luigi Chiara, gave much attention
                                                   Luigi Chiara, gave much attention
                                                   to the existing buildings:
                                                   to the existing buildings:            a new branch of the university
                                                                                         a new branch of the university
                                                                                            nearby via Cosenz, in the ex
                                                                                            nearby via Cosenz, in the ex
                                                   it restored the Palazzina Liberty        Lepetit building [1995]
                                                                                            Lepetit building [1995]
                                                   it restored the Palazzina Liberty
                                                   preserving the façade as well as
                                                   preserving the façade as well as
                                                   some internal space, and              new departments in via Durando
                                                                                         new departments in via Durando
                                                   some internal space, and                38/7A e 10. [1997- 2000]
                                                                                            38/7A e 10. [1997- 2000]
                                                   renovated the storage and
                                                   renovated the storage and
                                                   production buildings changing
                                                   production buildings changing         a new library (partly owned by
                                                                                         a new library (partly owned by
                                                   the organization of the interior
                                                   the organization of the interior         the Municipality) and a new
                                                                                            the Municipality) and a new
                                                   spaces.
                                                   spaces.                                  building that will be used
                                                                                            building that will be used
                                                                                            mainly as a multifunctional
                                                                                            mainly as a multifunctional
                                                                                            and sport centre, exhibition
                                                                                            and sport centre, exhibition
                                                   Furthermore, particular attention
                                                   Furthermore, particular attention        space, documentation
                                                                                            space, documentation
                                                   was given to internal paths and to
                                                   was given to internal paths and to       centre of 6.100 smq with a
                                                                                            centre of 6.100 smq with a
                                                   the collective spaces, by using
                                                   the collective spaces, by using          swimming pool that can also
                                                                                            swimming pool that can also
                                                                                            be used by neighbourhood
                                                                                            be used by neighbourhood
                                                   bright colours (red, blue, yellow),
                                                   bright colours (red, blue, yellow),      inhabitants
                                                                                            inhabitants
                                                   as well as big coloured sculptures
                                                   as well as big coloured sculptures       [almost completed]
                                                                                            [almost completed]
                                                   and metal casting objects found on
                                                   and metal casting objects found on
                                                   site.
                                                   site.




                                    Nowadays, the Bovisa Durando campus is a univers     It is estimated that 6.500
                                                                                         It is estimated that 6.500
                                    centre of 67.182 sqm, well integrated into the       students and 300 employees
                                                                                         students and 300 employees
                                    neighbourhood, thanks to the characteristics and     work on campus.
                                                                                         work on campus.
                                    localization of the university buildings.
                                                                                         Besides classrooms, computer
                                                                                         Besides classrooms, computer
                                                                                         rooms, exhibition and workshop
                                                                                         rooms, exhibition and workshop
                                                                                         rooms, leisure spaces (1 coffee
                                                                                         rooms, leisure spaces (1 coffee
                                                                                         Bar, 1.488 sqm) and offices
                                                                                         Bar, 1.488 sqm) and offices
                                                                                         (3.924 sqm), within the Durando
                                                                                         (3.924 sqm), within the Durando
                                                                                         campus highly specialized
                                                                                         campus highly specialized
                                                                                         laboratories are also located
                                                                                         laboratories are also located
                                                                                         (amongst others the Industrial
                                                                                         (amongst others the Industrial
                                                                                         Design Laboratory and the
                                                                                         Design Laboratory and the
                                                                                         Politecnico Incubator)
                                                                                         Politecnico Incubator)




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                                                                                                               In 1989, ex Fbm factory
                                                                                                               In 1989, ex Fbm factory
                                                                                                               (mechanical construction) in via
                                                                                                               (mechanical construction) in via
                                                                                                               Lambruschini-La Masa, was
                                                                                                               Lambruschini-La Masa, was
                                                                                                               bought and renovated by the
                                                                                                               bought and renovated by the
                                                                                                               Politecnico (project drawn up by
                                                                                                               Politecnico (project drawn up by
                                                                                                               the internal Technical Office) to
                                                                                                               the internal Technical Office) to
                                                                                                               host the La Masa Campus
                                                                                                               host the La Masa Campus




                (2) new IV engeneering faculty, 1997-2000
                                             new high specialized laboratories
                                             new high specialized laboratories                La Masa Campus




                                                     Between 1997 and 2000 the
                                                     Between 1997 and 2000 the                                 Currently, the built surface of the
                                                                                                               Currently, the built surface of the
                                                     factory’s primary hangars were
                                                     factory’s primary hangars were                            Lambruschini-La Masa area is
                                                                                                               Lambruschini-La Masa area is
                                                     renovated, maintaining some of
                                                     renovated, maintaining some of                            of 38.500 sqm,
                                                                                                               of 38.500 sqm,
                                                     their architectural metal elements
                                                     their architectural metal elements                        with rooms (3.837,50 sqm),
                                                                                                               with rooms (3.837,50 sqm),
                                                     now painted in bright yellow.
                                                     now painted in bright yellow.                             offices (6.112,99 sqm),
                                                                                                               offices (6.112,99 sqm),
                                                                                                               library (690,80 sqm),
                                                                                                               library (690,80 sqm),
                                                     In Sept,1997 were inaugurated.
                                                     In Sept,1997 were inaugurated.
                                                     the La Masa campus with the
                                                     the La Masa campus with the                               computer rooms and laboratories
                                                                                                               computer rooms and laboratories
                                                     Departments of Industrial
                                                     Departments of Industrial                                 for experimental research
                                                                                                               for experimental research
                                                     Engineering Faculty and the new
                                                     Engineering Faculty and the new                           (10.128,27 sqm)
                                                                                                               (10.128,27 sqm)
                                                     Department of Aerospatial
                                                     Department of Aerospatial
                                                     Engineering, Energetic and
                                                     Engineering, Energetic and                                Of particular importance and
                                                                                                               Of particular importance and
                                                     Mechanic (IV Engineering
                                                     Mechanic (IV Engineering                                  interest is the Wind Tunnel
                                                                                                               interest is the Wind Tunnel
                                                     Faculty)
                                                     Faculty)                                                  (1000 sqm)
                                                                                                               (1000 sqm)
                                                                                                               [an advanced instrument used
                                                                                                               [an advanced instrument used
                                                     In the meantime, the hangars of
                                                     In the meantime, the hangars of                           for testing the aerodynamic and
                                                                                                               for testing the aerodynamic and
                                                     the ex IVI-PPG factory, in the
                                                     the ex IVI-PPG factory, in the                            aeroelastic performances of
                                                                                                               aeroelastic performances of
                                                     vicinity of the Bovisa railway station
                                                     vicinity                       station                    aircrafts and helicopters divided
                                                                                                               aircrafts and helicopters divided
                                                     (Ferrovie Nord), were also restored
                                                     (Ferrovie Nord), were also restored                       in two different sections: one
                                                                                                               in two different sections: one
                                                     to host other laboratories.
                                                     to host other laboratories.                               high-speed for typical
                                                                                                               high-speed for typical
                                                                                                               aerospatial engineering
                                                                                                               aerospatial engineering
                                                                                                               experiments and a slower one]
                                                                                                               experiments and a slower one]



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                                                                                                                                   Needing other spaces for its
                                                                                                                                   Needing other spaces for its
                                                                                                                                   activities, in 2004 Politecnico
                                                                                                                                   activities, in 2004 Politecnico
                                                                                                                                   bought the industrial estate
                                                                                                                                   bought the industrial estate
                                                                                                                                   (ex-Origoni and ex-Broggi
                                                                                                                                   (ex-Origoni and ex-Broggi
                                                                                                                                   factories) owned by Euromilano
                                                                                                                                   factories) owned by Euromilano
                                                                                                                                   SpA, close to the Lambruschini-La
                                                                                                                                   SpA, close to the Lambruschini-La
                                                                                                                                   Masa Campus.
                                                                                                                                   Masa Campus.


                                                                                                                                   The complex was purchased as a
                                                                                                                                   The complex was purchased as a
                              new departments, under construction
                (3)                                                                                               ex-broggi
                                                                                                                                   “future good” funded with a
                                                                                                                                   “future good” funded with a
                                                                                                                                   mortgage contracted with
                                                                                                                                   mortgage contracted with
                                                              other laboratories
                                                              other laboratories                                                   BancaIntesa.
                                                                                                                                   BancaIntesa.
                                                              and a big library open to the city
                                                              and a big library open to the city                                   In this way Politecnico bought from
                                                                                                                                   In this way Politecnico bought from
                                                                                                                      ex-Origoni   Euromilano SpA the areas, the
                                                                                                                                   Euromilano SpA the areas, the
                                                                                                                                   projects and its construction.
                                                                                                                                   projects and its construction.




                                                                                                                                   In the ex-Origoni areas in via La
                                                                                                                                   In the ex-Origoni areas in via La
                                                                                                                                   Masa, has been approved the
                                                                                                                                   Masa, has been approved the
                                                                                                                                   project for new Departments of
                                                                                                                                   project for new Departments of
                                                                                                                                   Mechanics.
                                                                                                                                   Mechanics.

                                                   The area                                                                        Building is expected to finish in
                                                                                                                                   Building is expected to finish in
                                                                                                                                   2007, after land reclamation,
                                                                                                                                   2007, after land reclamation,
                                                                                                                                   demolition and reconstruction
                                                                                                                                   demolition and reconstruction
                                                                                                                                   works.
                                                                                                                                   works.

                                                                                                                                   The intervention spreads out on
                                                                                                                                   The intervention spreads out on
                                                                                                                  ex-broggi        8.510 sqm with laboratories
                                                                                                                                   8.510 sqm with laboratories
                                                                                                                                   located on the ground floors and
                                                                                                                                   located on the ground floors and
                                                                                              After demolitions
                                                                                                                                   offices on the upper levels.
                                                                                                                                   offices on the upper levels.
                                                                                                                      ex-Origoni
                  ENERGETIC                   D.I.G.                               rooms




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              Ground floor
              Ground floor                                  First floor
                                                            First floor

                LABORATORIES
                EDUCATIONAL LABORATORIES
                OFFICES
                TOILETS
                STAIRS




                                                              In the ex-Broggi areas in via
                                                              In the ex-Broggi areas in via
                                                              Lambruschini, the new university                       demolition/rebuilding
                                                              Lambruschini, the new university
                                                              complex will host the Energetic
                                                              complex will host the Energetic                        reorganization
                                                              and Management Engineering
                                                              and Management Engineering
                                                              Department and Mip
                                                              Department and Mip
                                                              (MIP – consortium innovation
                                                              (MIP – consortium innovation
                                                              business management),
                                                              business management),
                                                              classrooms and collective spaces
                                                              classrooms and collective spaces
                                                              for students, and a new big library.
                                                              for students, and a new big library.

                                                              Building is expected to finish in
                                                              Building is expected to finish in
                                           ex-broggi
                                                              2007,after land reclamation,
                                                              2007,after land reclamation,
                                                              demolition and reconstruction
                                                              demolition and reconstruction
                                                              works.
                                                              works.
                                               ex-Origoni
                                                              The project’s territory is of 27.610
                                                              The project’s territory is of 27.610
                                                              sqm with laboratories located on
                                                              sqm with laboratories located on
                                                              the ground floors and offices on the
                                                              the ground floors and offices on the
                                                              upper levels.
                                                              upper levels.


                                                                                                     interventions




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                        Eng. Dept.
             Management Eng. Dept.
                                                                  classrooms

            M.I.P.
            M.I.P.




                                                                   library

                        Eng. Dept.
              Energetic Eng. Dept.




                                                                                    Department of Management Engeneering
                                                                                    Department of Management Engeneering
                                              Department of Energetic Engeneering
                                              Department of Energetic Engeneering   and MIP
                                                                                    and MIP




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                                                                                                                  In order to improve integration
                                                                                                                  In order to improve integration
                                                                                                                  between the university and the city
                                                                                                                  between the university and the city
                                                                                                                  other important urban functions are
                                                                                                                  other important urban functions are
                                                                                                                  planned such as commercial
                                                                                                                  planned such as commercial
                                                                                                                  spaces (1.000 sqm), and
                                                                                                                  spaces (1.000 sqm), and
                                                                                                                  a new library built on 8 levels
                                                                                                                  a new library built on 8 levels
                                                                                                                  (7.000 sqm) with a roof top
                                                                                                                  (7.000 sqm) with a roof top
                                                                                                                  garden, which will contain 100.000
                                                                                                                  garden, which will contain 100.000
                                                                                                                  books and will be open also in the
                                                                                                                  books and will be open also in the
                                                                                                                  evenings so as to encourage
                                                                                                                  evenings so as to encourage
                                                                                                                  students and citizens living in the
                                                                                                                  students and citizens living in the
                                                                                                                  area to use it at night time as well.
                                                                                                                  area to use it at night time as well.

                                                                                                                  The library will be built with the
                                                                                                                  The library will be built with the
                                                                                                                  same shape of the old gasometer,
                                                                                                                  same shape of the old gasometer,
                                                                                                                  keeping a legacy of the industrial
                                                                                                                  keeping a legacy of the industrial
                                                                                                                  past of the area.
                                                                                                                  past of the area.




                                                   Rooms,students spaces and parking
                                                   Rooms,students spaces and parking                                                             library
                                                                                                                                                 library




                                                                                                                  The will to create a strong
                                                                                                                  The will to create a strong
                                                                                                                  connection between research,
                                                                                                                  connection between research,
                                                                                                                  enterprises, youth and
                                                                                                                  enterprises, youth and
                                                                                                                  neighbourhood animates the
                                                                                                                  neighbourhood animates the
                                                                                                                  project of Politecnico Incubator,
                                                                                                                  project of Politecnico Incubator,
                                                                                                                  located inside the Durando
                                                                                                                  located inside the Durando
                                                                                                                  Campus.
                                                                                                                  Campus.

                                                                                                                  The project takes advantage of
                                                                                                                  The project takes advantage of
                      Politecnico Incubator, 2000-2004
                (4)                                                                    Politecnico Incubator/
                                                                                       accelleratore di impresa
                                                                                                                  - the opportunity for cooperation
                                                                                                                  - the opportunity for cooperation
                                                                                                                    between university and industrial
                                                                                                                     between university and industrial
                                              towards research/enterprise synergies
                                              towards research/enterprise synergies                                 research;
                                                                                                                     research;

                                                                                                                  - the expertise found within
                                                                                                                  - the expertise found within
                                                                                                                    Politecnico di Milano;
                                                                                                                     Politecnico di Milano;

                                                                                                                  - the space available for labs and
                                                                                                                  - the space available for labs and
                                                                                                                    research centres.
                                                                                                                     research centres.




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              •
              •   To assist high-tech start-up enterprises by
                  To assist high-tech start-up enterprises by                                            •
                                                                                                         •   to stimulate the creation and the
                                                                                                             to stimulate the creation and the
                  giving access to professional counselling
                  giving access to professional counselling                                                  development of new enterprises,
                                                                                                             development of new enterprises,
                  services in the fields of business
                  services in the fields of business                                                         addressing the needs of those who desire to
                                                                                                             addressing the needs of those who desire to
                                                                    mission of the Incubator
                                                                            of the Incubator                 create their own entrepreneurial initiative in
                                                                                                             create their own entrepreneurial initiative in
                                                                                                                                                                activities
                  organization management.
                  organization management.
                                                                                                             the high-tech field by providing information
                                                                                                             the high-tech field by providing information
                                                                                                             and consulting services.
                                                                                                             and consulting services.
              •
              •   To provide excellent, well-equipped facilities
                  To provide excellent, well-equipped facilities
                  for small enterprise start-ups in the high-tech
                  for small enterprise start-ups in the high-tech
                  sector
                  sector                                                                                 •
                                                                                                         •   to support for the design of business
                                                                                                             to support for the design of business
                                                                                                             plans
                                                                                                             plans

                                                                                                         •
                                                                                                         •   to give information and documentation
                                                                                                             to give information and documentation
              •
              •   Reception, meeting room, computers and
                  Reception, meeting room, computers and                                                     on the opportunities of financing new
                                                                                                             on the opportunities of financing new
                  network support
                  network support                                                                            entrepreneurial initiatives through access to
                                                                                                             entrepreneurial initiatives through access to
              •
              •   Technical expertise
                  Technical expertise
                                                                    services available to the
                                                                             available to the                data banks, newsletters, technical reports,
                                                                                                             data banks, newsletters, technical reports,
                                                                    enterprises associated with the
                                                                    enterprises associated with the          professional conferences and publications.
                                                                                                             professional conferences and publications.
              •
              •   Marketing counselling
                  Marketing counselling                             Incubator
                                                                    Incubator
              •
              •   Financial advise support
                  Financial advise support
              •   Opportunities for networking with public                                               •
                                                                                                         •   to organize seminars with experts for the
                                                                                                             to organize seminars with experts for the
              •   Opportunities for networking with public
                  and private investors                                                                      presentation of the state-of-the-art initiatives
                                                                                                             presentation of the state-of-the-art initiatives
                  and private investors
                                                                                                             in entrepreneurship topic.
                                                                                                             in entrepreneurship topic.




                                                                    The Bovisa Incubator
                                                                    The Bovisa Incubator
                                                                                                         •
                                                                                                         •   The Bovisa Incubator was funded by the EU,
                                                                                                             The Bovisa Incubator was funded by the EU,
                                                                    (built in 2000), together with the
                                                                    (built in 2000), together with the       the Italian Gov.
                                                                                                             the Italian Gov.
                                                                    ones located in Como (2002)
                                                                    ones located in Como (2002)
                                                                    and Gran Sasso (2003)
                                                                    and Gran Sasso (2003)
                                                                    represent 1.200 sqm of space
                                                                    represent 1.200 sqm of space         •
                                                                                                         •   It was supported by the Milano Municipality,
                                                                                                             It was supported by the Milano Municipality,
                                                                    available for start-ups
                                                                    available for start-ups                  Fondazione Cariplo, Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                             Fondazione Cariplo, Chamber of Commerce
                                                                    and spin-offs.
                                                                    and spin-offs.                           of Milano and Lombardia Region.
                                                                                                             of Milano and Lombardia Region.

                                                                                                         •
                                                                                                         •   Technological partners are HP/Compaq,
                                                                                                             Technological partners are HP/Compaq,
                                                                                                             Nortel Networks.
                                                                                                             Nortel Networks.

                                                                                                         •
                                                                                                         •   The Incubator’s staff is of nine full time
                                                                                                             The Incubator’s staff is of nine full time
                                                                                                             workers.
                                                                                                             workers.




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                                                                      Since January 2001, the Incubator
                                                                      Since January 2001, the Incubator   From 2001 to 2005 personnel (entrepreneurs and staff) involved in the program has increased
                                                                                                          From 2001 to 2005 personnel (entrepreneurs and staff) involved in the program has increased
                                                                      supported 23 start-ups and
                                                                      supported 23 start-ups and          from 40 to 180 units.
                                                                                                          from 40 to 180 units.
                                                                      6 spin-off, having had 1283
                                                                      6 spin-off, having had 1283
                                                                      contacts and evaluated 160
                                                                      contacts and evaluated 160
                                                                      business plans
                                                                      business plans




            Of the 23 start-ups the main business sectors are information technology (58%), industrial
            Of the 23 start-ups the main business sectors are information technology (58%), industrial                                                              The average age at start time is
                                                                                                                                                                    The average age at start time is
            design (13%) and energy (9%). People involved are Politecnico graduates mainly from the
            design (13%) and energy (9%). People involved are Politecnico graduates mainly from the                                                                 30, most of them developing their
                                                                                                                                                                    30, most of them developing their
            Information Technology Dept (56%)
            Information Technology Dept (56%)                                                                                                                       thesis projects (43%), during an
                                                                                                                                                                    thesis projects (43%), during an
                                                                                                                                                                    incubation period of 25 months,
                                                                                                                                                                    incubation period of 25 months,
                                                                                                                                                                    partners per start-up being 2,48.
                                                                                                                                                                    partners per start-up being 2,48.




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            Of the 6 spin-offs the main business sectors are information technology (32%) and with same
            Of the 6 spin-offs the main business sectors are information technology (32%) and with same                      the average age at start time is
                                                                                                                             the average age at start time is
            percentage (17%) management, electronics, chemistry, environment. People involved are
            percentage (17%) management, electronics, chemistry, environment. People involved are                            39, most of them developing
                                                                                                                             39, most of them developing
            Politecnico graduates mainly from the Electronics Dept. (47%)
            Politecnico graduates mainly from the Electronics Dept. (47%)                                                    patents (67%), partners per start-
                                                                                                                             patents (67%), partners per start-
                                                                                                                             up being 4,40.
                                                                                                                             up being 4,40.




                                                                                                                             Despite the new university
                                                                                                                             Despite the new university
                                                                                                                             settlements built in the past years,
                                                                                                                             settlements built in the past years,

                                                                                                                             Politecnico still needs other
                                                                                                                             Politecnico still needs other
                                                                                                                             spaces for its educational and
                                                                                                                             spaces for its educational and
                                                                                                          Bovisa/gasometri   research activities; also wants to
                                                                                                                             research activities; also wants to
                                                                                                                             improve the start-up and spin-off
                                                                                                                             improve the start-up and spin-off
                                                                                                                             field keeping a key role in
                                                                                                                             field keeping a key role in
                                                                                                                             developing such an important area
                                                                                                                             developing such an important area
                                                                                                                             of Milano
                                                                                                                             of Milano
                   (5) the bovisa/gasometri master plan. project in progress                                                 This lies at the base of the
                                                                                                                             This lies at the base of the
                                                             towards urban mixitè
                                                             towards urban mixitè                                            complex projects Politecnico is
                                                                                                                             complex projects Politecnico is
                                                                                                                             now studying for the area of
                                                                                                                             now studying for the area of
                                                                                                                             Bovisa/gasometri near the other
                                                                                                                             Bovisa/gasometri near the other
                                                                                                                             campus, which over time became
                                                                                                                             campus, which over time became
                                                                                                                             a greater scheme that aims to
                                                                                                                             a greater scheme that aims to
                                                                                                                             transform and regenerate a part
                                                                                                                             transform and regenerate a part
                                                                                                                             of the city.
                                                                                                                             of the city.




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                                                           The idea to build in the                                                                        Mainly due to environmental and
                                                                                                                                                           Mainly due to environmental and
                                                           Bovisa/gasometri area                                                                           land reclamation difficulties,
                                                                                                                                                           land reclamation difficulties,
                                                           (approximately 430.000 sqm.)                                                                    which represent a significant
                                                                                                                                                           which represent a significant
                                                           had already arose in 1997,                                                                      financial commitment, to be able to
                                                                                                                                                           financial commitment, to be able to
                                                           when was signed between                                                                         proceed and give way to a true
                                                                                                                                                           proceed and give way to a true
                                                           Politecnico di Milano, Lombardy                                                                 transformation of the area, it has
                                                                                                                                                           transformation of the area, it has
                                                           Region and Milan Municipality, an                                                               been necessary to implement a
                                                                                                                                                           been necessary to implement a
                                                           “Accordo di Programma” - AdP                                                                    revision of the AdP.
                                                                                                                                                           revision of the AdP.

                                                               [L.142/90 – defined by law as a tool
                                                               used to deal with and solve complex
                                                               planning processes especially with
                                                               the involvement of numerous public
                                                               and private participants]

                                                           planning a new student campus.




               In this scenario Politecnico of Milan is developing a Master Plan                      The project is now exploring
                                                                                                      The project is now exploring
               project, which tries to meet not only the Politecnico’s requirements
                                                                                                              a) functional and social aspects
                                                                                                              a) functional and social aspects
               but also to   promote the redevelopment of a                                                            (investigating which activities can best fit this purpose);
                                                                                                                       (investigating which activities can best fit this purpose);

               strategic area in Milan                with new highly specialized                             b) financial conditions
                                                                                                              b) financial conditions
                                                                                                                       (aiming to create interesting and efficient synergies between
                                                                                                                       (aiming to create interesting and efficient synergies between
               and innovative activities that aim to create a synergetic relationship                                  public and private actors);
                                                                                                                       public and private actors);
               with the Politecnico itself.
                                                                                                              c) urban and architectural possibilities
                                                                                                              c) urban and architectural possibilities
                                                                                                                      (drafting a project sensitive to the environmental, territorial
                                                                                                                       (drafting a project sensitive to the environmental, territorial
                                                                                                                      and local context).
                                                                                                                       and local context).




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                                                                                                          The Youth City (la “Città dei Giovani” could
                                                                                                                                Città
                                                                                                          The Youth City (la “Città dei Giovani”) could
                                                                                                                                           Giovani”)
                                                                                                          host cultural and leisure activities that could
                                                                                                          host cultural and leisure activities that could
                  The project foresees 3 different main functions:                                        enhance the quality of life for students, but also
                                                                                                          enhance the quality of life for students, but also
                  The project foresees 3 different main functions:
                                                                                                          attract young population from all the city region
                                                                                                          attract young population from all the city region

                                    Politecnico new branches with new                                                                                          The Science Park could include :
                                                                                                                                                               The Science Park could include :
                                                                                                           This could include:
                                                                                                           This could include:                                 - Labs and offices for hosting firms
                                                                                                                                                               - Labs and offices for hosting firms
                                                      classrooms and spaces for students                                                                       - Incubators
                                                                                                                - Cinemas,
                                                                                                                - Cinemas,                                     - Incubators
                                                                                                                - Theatres,
                                                                                                                - Theatres,                                    - Spin-off activities of Politecnico
                                                                                                                                                               - Spin-off activities of Politecnico
                                    “The Youth City ”                                                           - Media-
                                                                                                                - Media-libraries and book-stores
                                                                                                                  Media-libraries and book-
                                                                                                                                       book-stores             - Private and public research centers
                                                                                                                                                               - Private and public research centers
                                                                                                                - Sports and fitness facilities,
                                                                                                                - Sports and fitness facilities,               - Congress equipments
                                                                                                                                                               - Congress equipments
                                                                                                                - Restaurants and cafeterias,
                                                                                                                - Restaurants and cafeterias,                  - Services for enterprises
                                                                                                                                                               - Services for enterprises
                                                                                                                - Night clubs and pubs,
                                    Science & Technology park                                                   - Night clubs and pubs,
                                                                                                                - Open spaces for events and concerts
                                                                                                                - Open spaces for events and concerts
                                                                                                                - Commercial specialized malls,
                                                                                                                - Commercial specialized malls,
                                                                                                                - Travel and other services
                                                                                                                - Travel and other services
                                                                                                                - Hostels and university residences
                                                                                                                - Hostels and university residences
                                                                                                                - Equipments for local population
                                                                                                                - Equipments for local population




              a) functional and social aspects
              a) functional and social aspects                                                            The aim of the plan is to guarantee an appropriate functional mixitè:
                                                                                                          The aim of the plan is to guarantee an appropriate functional mixitè:
                                                                                                          50% of gross floor square area dedicating to public functions and 50% to private ones.
                                                                                                          50% of gross floor square area dedicating to public functions and 50% to private ones.


                  Master plan main
                  Master plan          goals are to regenerate this urban area as to create
                                             are to regenerate this urban area as to create                    Project’s Public Functions: (217.000 sqm build surface)
                                                                                                               Project’s Public Functions: (217.000 sqm build surface)
                                                                                                               - Politecnico di Milano (existing structures, new study rooms, incubators for R&D)
                                                                                                               - Politecnico di Milano (existing structures, new study rooms, incubators for R&D)
                                                                                                               - Accommodation for university and other public functions
                                                                                                               - Accommodation for university and other public functions
                  • a functional and spatial integration:a centre for science and technology, within a
                  • a functional and spatial integration: centre for science and technology, within a
                                                 integration:a                                                 - Research & Innovative Industry incubators
                                                                                                               - Research & Innovative Industry incubators
                  context characterized by a functional mix including a new university campus, a
                  context characterized by a functional mix including a new university campus, a
                                                                                                               - Interactive technology museum of innovation
                                                                                                               - Interactive technology museum of innovation
                  “science park”, a “city for the youth” and housing not only an high specialized
                  “science park”, a “city for the youth” and housing not only an high specialized
                  enclave;
                  enclave;                                                                                     - Park, sport facilities, squares
                                                                                                               - Park, sport facilities, squares
                                                                                                               - Underground parking
                                                                                                               - Underground parking
                  • an urban web that can host different functions and interacting populations
                  • an urban web that can host different functions and interacting populations
                                                                                                               Project’s Private Functions: (210.000 sqm build surface)
                                                                                                               Project’s Private Functions: (210.000 sqm build surface)
                  • new highly skilled jobs so that the park can be recognized as an established area
                  • new highly skilled jobs so that the park can be recognized as an established area
                  for science and technology
                  for science and technology                                                                   - Housing
                                                                                                               - Housing
                                                                                                               - Retail
                                                                                                               - Retail
                  • to confirm the area’s public vocation, not only in terms of coexistence but also in
                  • to confirm the area’s public vocation, not only in terms of coexistence but also in        - Innovative Industry with service sector
                                                                                                               - Innovative Industry with service sector
                  terms of positive feedback between public and private functions
                  terms of positive feedback between public and private functions                              - Service sector
                                                                                                               - Service sector
                  • a strong force for the rehabilitation of all the neighbourhood and of this part of
                  • a strong force for the rehabilitation of all the neighbourhood and of this part of         - Accommodation/Hotel
                                                                                                               - Accommodation/Hotel
                  the city-
                  the city-region
                       city-region




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             b) financial conditions
             b) financial conditions                                                                    c) urban and architectural possibilities
                                                                                                        c) urban and architectural possibilities




               •
               •   Delivery partners: the suggestion is to create a public – private partnership
                   Delivery partners: the suggestion is to create a public – private partnership             Master plan intents to be a flexible project capable to surpass difficulties
                                                                                                             Master plan intents to be a flexible project capable to surpass difficulties
                   between Politecnico di Milano, Municipality of Milan and other private actors.
                   between Politecnico di Milano, Municipality of Milan and other private actors.            that have in the past blocked attempts to renew this area.
                                                                                                             that have in the past blocked attempts to renew this area.

               •
               •   The idea is that the Master Plan be carried out, by a single developer/urban
                   The idea is that the Master Plan be carried out, by a single developer/urban              DIAP – Politecnico has drawn up a project for the new Bovisa hub developed as a
                                                                                                             DIAP – Politecnico has drawn up a project for the new Bovisa hub developed as a
                   player capable of developing both the public and private functions. Furthermore,
                   player capable of developing both the public and private functions. Furthermore,          Master Plan, which is an hypothesis of a possible developing process, that
                                                                                                             Master Plan, which is an hypothesis of a possible developing process, that
                   the project developer could also be financially responsible for all work on public
                   the project developer could also be financially responsible for all work on public
                   areas and a part of the land reclamation. This way the public functions (museum,          takes into account not only the physical reorganization of the area but its dynamic
                                                                                                             takes into account not only the physical reorganization of the area but its dynamic
                   areas and a part of the land reclamation. This way the public functions (museum,
                   student accommodation, etc) would only need to be financed for the actual
                   student accommodation, etc) would only need to be financed for the actual                 growth as well.
                                                                                                             growth as well.
                   construction.
                   construction.




              The Master Plan is based on two main elements:
              The Master Plan is based on two main elements:



              •
              •    a “support structure”
                   a                              ”
                   based on the design of open space
                   based on the design of open space
                   that can guarantee a unitary scheme
                   that can guarantee a unitary scheme
                   to the project;
                   to the project




                                                                                                                                                                               design of open
                                                                                                                                                                               space that can
              •
              •    a territorial “growth model”
                   a territorial                       ”                                                                                                                       guarantee a unitary
                   that aims to give coherence and
                   that aims to give coherence and                                                                                                                             scheme to the
                   uniformity to the project as well as the
                   uniformity to the project as well as the                                                                                                                    project
                   new urban context.
                   new urban context.




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                                        Studies on different growing possibilities




                                                                                     Master plan studies




                                                                                     Does the project work with disadvantaged groups?
                                                                                     Does the project work with disadvantaged groups?



                                                                                     The whole process aims to create a new centre for science, technology,
                                                                                     The whole process aims to create a new centre for science, technology,
                                                                                     enterprises and youth in Milano.
                                                                                     enterprises and youth in Milano.

                                                                                     Although the urban area is intended to be used mostly by students and
                                                                                     Although the urban area is intended to be used mostly by            and
                                                                                     young people,, the Master Plan does not intend to be exclusive.
                                                                                                        the Master Plan does not intend to be exclusive.

                                                                                     The new university, the science and technology park and the centre for youth will
                                                                                     The new university, the science and technology park and the centre for youth will
                                                                                     open its boundaries to other local citizens as well as citizens from other
                                                                                     open its boundaries to other                  as well as
                                                                                     municipalities especially considering the defined specialization of the new
                                                                                                    especially considering the defined specialization of the new
                                                                                     functions.
                                                                                     functions.

                                                                                     Furthermore the different typology of housing will also allow a diversification of
                                                                                     Furthermore the different typology of housing will also allow a diversification of
                                                                                     new inhabitants.
                                                                                     Moreover the ambition of this project is to have a positive impact on the
                                                                                     Moreover the ambition of this project is to have a positive impact on the
                                                                                     surroundings, regenerating a neighbourhood that is at the moment brown field
                                                                                     surroundings, regenerating a neighbourhood that is at the moment brown field
                                                                                     industrial land and therefore under used.
                                                                                     industrial land and therefore under used.
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                What barriers to innovation, in the project’s delivery area or among its target
                What barriers to innovation, in the project’s delivery area or among its target           How does the project work to tackle these barriers to innovation?
                                                                                                          How does the project work to tackle these barriers to innovation?
                groups, does the project aim to tackle?
                groups, does the project aim to tackle?


                • Physical urban blight and degradation of the area, due to factories and areas
                • Physical urban blight and degradation of the area, due to factories and areas           • A complex project aimed to integrate spaces for university, research and
                                                                                                          • A complex project aimed to integrate spaces for university, research and
                  abandoned for a long time
                  abandoned for a long time                                                                 enterprises
                                                                                                            enterprises

                • Social blight and degradation of the area, often related to a physical one
                • Social blight and degradation of the area, often related to a physical one              • A project aimed to create a new part of the city, functionally and socially mixed,
                                                                                                          • A project aimed to create a new part of the city, functionally and socially mixed,
                  (clandestine immigration, micro-crimes)
                  (clandestine immigration, micro-crimes)                                                   instead of an extra-specialized enclave;
                                                                                                            instead of an extra-specialized enclave;

                • Problems accessing finance
                • Problems accessing finance                                                              • The building of public services (library, exhibition areas, swimming pool) and a
                                                                                                          • The building of public services (library, exhibition areas, swimming pool) and a
                                                                                                            public green belt representing a tool with which integration with the local context
                                                                                                            public green belt representing a tool with which integration with the local context
                • Infrastructure and connection problems
                • Infrastructure and connection problems                                                    can be achieved;
                                                                                                            can be achieved;

                • Lack of relationship and interchange between university and businesses
                • Lack of relationship and interchange between university and businesses                  • Business incubation to provide affordable workspace, information and
                                                                                                          • Business incubation to provide affordable workspace, information and
                                                                                                            documentation, support for the design of business plans;
                                                                                                            documentation, support for the design of business plans;
                • Low level of urban integration with the neighbourhood context
                • Low level of urban integration with the neighbourhood context
                                                                                                          • The attempt to create a partnership between public and private partners, in order
                                                                                                          • The attempt to create a partnership between public and private partners, in order
                • Problems linked to the criteria and procedures with which land reclamation
                • Problems linked to the criteria and procedures with which land reclamation                to solve financial difficulties (master plan bovisa/gasometri)
                                                                                                            to solve financial difficulties (master plan bovisa/gasometri)
                  methods are chosen and carried out
                  methods are chosen and carried out




                Do you consider this project to be innovative? If so, in what ways?
                Do you consider this project to be innovative? If so, in what ways?                       Which elements of the project are transferable?
                                                                                                          Which elements of the project are transferable?

                                                                                                          General strategy that underlie the entire process
                                                                                                          General strategy that underlie the entire process
                                                                                                          (integration university/enterprise/local context)
                                                                                                          (integration university/enterprise/local context)
                • The desire to include special functions and activities to boost the regeneration of a
                • The desire to include special functions and activities to boost the regeneration of a
                  part of Milan that for years has been unused and isolated from its surroundings;
                  part of Milan that for years has been unused and isolated from its surroundings;

                • With the creation of a highly specialized hub for research and enterprises in a
                • With the creation of a highly specialized hub for research and enterprises in a         Which elements of the project result purely from local circumstance?
                                                                                                          Which elements of the project result purely from local circumstance?
                  deprived area;
                  deprived area;
                                                                                                          - Dimensions and physical characteristics of the area
                                                                                                          - Dimensions and physical characteristics of the area
                • With the creation of a functional mixitè (development of a part of the city and
                • With the creation of a functional mixitè (development of a part of the city and         - Vicinity of the new Fiera in the municipality of Rho;
                                                                                                          - Vicinity of the new Fiera in the municipality of Rho;
                  not a simple monofunctional intervention)
                  not a simple monofunctional intervention)                                               - Advantageous accessibility of the area (two stops on the interregional
                                                                                                          - Advantageous accessibility of the area (two stops on the interregional
                                                                                                            integrated railway system)
                                                                                                            integrated railway system)
                • With the enhancement of synergies between important compatible functions
                • With the enhancement of synergies between important compatible functions
                  that can “dialogue” with their surroundings;
                  that can “dialogue” with their surroundings;
                                                                                                          What barriers could there be to effective transfer and replication in other cities?
                                                                                                          What barriers could there be to effective transfer and replication in other cities?
                • With the build – up of the project over time (not a rigid plan but a master plan
                • With the build – up of the project over time (not a rigid plan but a master plan
                  that can be flexible but firm at the same time with respect to its basic elements);
                  that can be flexible but firm at the same time with respect to its basic elements);     - Lack of local circumstances
                                                                                                          - Lack of local circumstances
                                                                                                          - Financial possibilities of the local businesses/companies as well as the willingness
                                                                                                          - Financial possibilities of the local businesses/companies as well as the willingness
                • With a framework that allows the intervention to be economically achieved and
                • With a framework that allows the intervention to be economically achieved and             and capability to invest time and ideas in new projects
                                                                                                            and capability to invest time and ideas in new projects
                  does not necessarily depend on one single actor but a partnership between
                  does not necessarily depend on one single actor but a partnership between
                  public and private sector
                  public and private sector




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