Location: Milan, Italy
Coordinates: 45.438323, 9.235461
Climate: Humid subtropical, Temperate
Materials: Concrete, Ceramic
Environments: Railway, Urban
Visualizer: AAA Architetti Cercasi
Budget: 20.000.000 €
Scale: 16.000 m2 Large
Ratio: 1.250,00 €/m2
Types: Housing, Residential
The project for Scalo Rogoredo reflects on the condition of living the border, not only the physical one dictated by the infrastructure of the railway but also by the location of the plot itself, which is placed on the border of the city of Milan. This condition determines a lack of identity for the entire neighborhood, which is both industrial and agricultural, yet then a residential area. The aim of the design tries to collect this different polarities in one big scheme which open to the city by making a giant permeable groundfloor space.
The scheme divide the entire plot in a grid, which every element of the project is referred, from the urban settlement to the single modular apartment. Nevertheless the public space is divided by a continous portico into different courtyard, which make each one specific for a certain function and is more domestic in terms of proportions. The Residential Buildings above are placed on the middle of the portico, in order that every inhabitants can have a direct look on the public spaces, which increase the security of the area by the inhabitants themselves.
The Buildings are built with prefab concrete elements. This makes the building costs cheaper and the time of construction faster. The external facade are covered by Blue Klinker Tile, a very traditional material in Milanese residential buildings and yet very durable. Above the portico all the semi-public common spaces are placed and they are connected through a central boulevard that connect all the different buildings. In last part of the plot, above the existing buildings a bigger courtyard with vegetable gardens and glasshouses is provided.