cast concrete structure were chosen for the advantages prefabrication that permitted a very fast construction process. The entire complex has been designed according to the U.S. Green Building Council criteria of energy saving and sustainability, where it obtained prestigious Gold LEED® certification.
The shopping centre is located on an important national transport axis on the outskirts of Milan where three of the busiest motorways in Italy meet, as well as being on the regional Monza-Rho road axis. To facilitate the fluidity and security of the all the transport systems the roads and paths have been divided into four categories: heavy rubber, light-weight, cycle and pedestrian that never directly cross each other.
CityArese - Milano
Gross Floor Area (mq)130.000
ArchitectsMichele De Lucchi
Design teamAngelo Micheli (project director), Alessandra De Leonardis, Silvia Figini, Alessandro Ghiringhelli, Francesco Forcella, Francesco Faccin (model maker)
Main ContractorItinera S.p.A. & Moretti S.p.A.
ConsultantsSviluppo Arese S.r.l. (general managment); Wood Beton S.p.A. (wooden structures); Progetto Strutture S.r.l. (structural framework); Tekser S.r.l. (technical installations)
Photo CreditsAlessandra Chemollo
Curriculum studio / partecipanteMichele De Lucchi was a prominent figure in movements like Alchimia and Memphis. He has designed lamps and furniture for the most known Italian and European companies. For Olivetti he has been Director of Design from 1988 to 2002 and he elaborated various theories on the evolution of the workplace. He designed and restored buildings in Italy and worldwide. For banks he has collaborated to the evolution of the corporate image. He has taken care of numerous exhibitions and has planned buildings for museums. In 2000 he was appointed Officer of Italian Republic by President Ciampi, for services to design and architecture. In 2001 he has been nominated Professor at the IUAV in Venice. In 2006 he received the Honorary Doctorate from Kingston University, for his contribution to “living quality”. In 2008 he has been nominated Professor at the Design Faculty of the Politecnico of Milan and Member of the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca in Rome. During 2018, He is editor in chief of the Domus.
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