Edilizia residenziale convenzionata a torre, Nuovo Portello. Milan, Italy. Project by Cino Zucchi Architetti Milano, Italy. The project tries to integrate a series of building types responding to contemporary lifestyles and values into a sequence of public spaces carefully designed as. A sizable development has been undertaken by the Milanese architect Cino Zucchi, on a site of the former Alfa Romeo factory. Zucchi drew on.
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The area formerly occupied by the Alfa Romeo factory at Portello, wedged between the QT8 and the fair, was reappraised towards the end of the s by Gino Valle, who designed its masterplan.
On the side toward the park, a large metal screen protects the deep loggias of the apartments, conjugating high density with high environmental quality. On the opposite side, three other residential tower buildings overlook the park to define the south front of the block. The envisaged urban form deals with contemporary design issues grafting on the interrupted research of post WWII reconstruction in Milano and its interesting breed between the conservation of city form and the response to modern life issues.
Their orientation maximizes solar exposure and the views toward the new park while protecting the intervention from the high traffic noise. Text by Luca Molinari. On the south east side, three residential building slabs are organized along two elongated courts and unified by a perimeter wall.
Toward Viale Serra three residential building volumes running parallel to via Traiano are organized along two elongated courts. Nuovo Portello Subsidized and free market residential buildings. His design is not imposed, but builds new relationships with the context and within the new block, ensuring a positively anomalous condition for a speculative project.
Cino Zucchi. Portello/Milano – Domus
The use of surface material de-coloured terracotta tiles and white stone and the gable silhouette constitute a critical reading of the features of post-war Milanese architecture. On the north corner of the area, a new square along via Traiano defined by two residential towers generates a diagonal pedestrian path which becomes the main access to the new landscaped park.
Oortello sectors, one occupied by the park, and the others allocated to housing, both free and subsidised, are linked by diagonal pedestrian paths relate to the equipped axis via a bridge. Nuvola Lavazza, urban regeneration in Turin, designed by Cino Zucchi. China Germany India Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Sri Lanka Korea icon-camera close icon-comments icon-down-sm icon-download icon-facebook icon-heart icon-heart icon–mobile-logo icon-next-sm icon-next icon-pinterest icon-play icon-plus icon-prev-sm icon-prev Search icon-twitter icon-views icon-instagram.
Zucchi has produced potello series of well-known and award-winning projects, directed primarily at redesigning industrial, rural and historical sites, such as the former Junghans factory in Venice; sector 2b-2c in the former Alfa Romeo Portello factory in Milan; the port of Epano Skala cimo Mytilene-Lesbos; and reformation of the mining areas of Herten in the Ruhr and Keski Pasila in Helsinki.
Alfa Romeo site transformation
Free-market residential buildings The three residential towers rest on a common private garden entered by a single gateway. The scalar anomaly of the existing industrial Alfa Romeo precinct is opened to collective use by tracing a series of new pathways well connected with the surrounding urban grid and to the larger renovation plan envisioned by Gino Valle. Want to see more like this? The orientation of the slabs maximizes solar exposure and the views toward the new park, while protecting the intervention from the high traffic noise of Viale Serra, towards which three blind elevations are posed.
The canteen acts as a centre of porgello on the street in the layout of the new buildings, with the two towers and three low-rise rows of subsidised housing.
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Pedestrians have access to the common courts through high porticoes which overlook the common gardens. On the southwest side, the high-rise residential towers maximize the transparency between the existing city and the new park. Bjarke Ingels – BIG.
Zucchhi active participant in the organisation and installation of numerous Triennale di Milano exhibitions, Zucchi cinl also repeatedly exhibited his work at the Architecture Biennale in Venice: Gianluca Cavazza, Marco Pizzuto. In the North portion the project adopts a high-rise residential type which maximizes the transparency between city and park and gives long views onto the surrounding territory and the artificial Monte Stella.
This seems intended to indicate a goal necessary to residential urban architecture, be it public or private: The windows of varying shape and proportion, the different shutter devices, the deep loggias with steel and glass parapets are disposed following zuccbi series of variations which maximize the long views toward the city.
Edilizia residenziale convenzionata a torre, Nuovo Portello
The windows of varying shape and proportion, the different rolling and sliding shutter devices, the deep loggias with the steel and glass parapets are disposed following a series of permutations which maximize the long views toward the city.
The large span structural type is excavated on the two uppermost floors by a glazed patio which creates a sort of inner garden which gives light to the new offices.
In the middle of the area, the volume of the former Alfa Romeo cafeteria is conserved and inflected toward the park by the new path cutting its corner. Photography by Cino Zucchi. Standing out at the centre of the complex due to its mass and density is the ex-canteen converted into offices.
The slice of original facade on Via Traiano having being salvaged, the rest of the building that follows, wedged in as far as the centre of the block, is treated with a cladding in long slabs of horizontal Cardoso hewn stone and with glass and aluminium frames. Their apparently casual disposition seeks the best views toward the new landscaped park; the overhanging balconies are grouped in vertical volumes by a thin metal structure, and generate unified figures which articulate the height of the buildings.
On the north, the two tower-like buildings of twelve floors define the entrance square and frame the long perspective toward the Fiera di Milano.
Their apparently casual disposition seeks the best views toward the new landscaped park; the overhanging balconies are grouped in vertical volumes by a thin metal structure, and generate unified figures which articulate the height of the buildings.
Nuovo Portello,Residential and office building