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Bergognone 53 Office Building

MCA - Mario Cucinella Architects

Europa | Milano

The “Bergognone 53” complex in Milan, Italy was the result of an international competition called by real estate developers Hines. The southern Milan neighbourhood of Porta Genoa is a former industrial area now being gradually abandoned. The Bergognone site is located between the once busy barge canals (Navigli), the ring road and the city’s outlying areas. Formerly belonging to the Italian Postal Service, the complex forms a complete urban block and comprises four buildings (A,B,C,D) and inner court, built in the sixties and seventies. Renovation preserved the existing volumes, updating their design for new functions.
New lights and double-height spaces were created along with a garden courtyard. The new main entrance on Via Bergognone required demolition of part of the building on Via Tortona to allow for views through to the inner garden. Partly paved in stone and protected by...

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