Milan Santa Giulia, Mario Cucinella’s new masterplan presented

The Milan Santa Giulia district is destined to change its face thanks to the urban regeneration project presented by MCA – Mario Cucinella Architectes and Lendlease, real estate investment company. The area will become central for the next Olympic Games in 2026, but will remain a reference for the city itself and especially afterwards. Let’s discover the project together.

The affected area covers 1.1 million square meters south of Milan, of which nearly 300,000 have already been built, out of a total of 672,000 development rights. The project, which aims to create a central hub for the Olympic Games which can then remain a legacy of the city for a long time, envisages a system of interconnected services which extends from the future Olympic Arena to green and commercial spaces. whose construction will be completed by 2026.

The master plan of Mario Cucinella Architects is inspired by the plant world; L'the area is actually shaped like a leaf to symbolize a body that grows in harmony with the environment that surrounds it. Santa Giulia must in fact once again become an organism interconnected to the urban fabric also thanks to the large urban park, which will be the third largest in Milan, and to the sports and leisure facilities including the Children's Museum, Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory, Eventim Arena, Spark business districts and Soul shopping districts. Of course, the residential part is not absent, with the Spark Living complex, and the green district of Linfa.

Milan Santa Giulia is one of the city's most important urban regeneration areasto, promoted by Lendlease, and acts as a hinge between the Lombard capital and the southern provinces of the region, as well as a hub for different territorial systems: connection axes (Linate airport, peripheral and motorway network, Linate railway station). the Rogoredo high-speed line, lines M3 and M4); territorial infrastructures (the vegetable market, the old slaughterhouse, the Porta Romana station); historic cores, mainly residential (Rogoredo); the urban “empties” which represent the reserve of natural spaces of the metropolitan area (Chiaravalle, the Monluè park, the Lambro river with its park and the Forlanini park).

The cornerstone of the project is precisely the dialogue with the landscape: the infrastructure mobility and transport of the entire district are connected to urban green spaces, areas intended for agriculture in the south-eastern area of ​​the territory and waterways. A contemporary center is thus generated, innervated by open and natural spaces, which on the one hand is respectful of the existing urban fabric to which it extends its regenerative impact, and which on the other hand is connected to the surrounding context from which it absorbs its proportions, morphology and identity.

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