Adresse: Via Gallarate, Milano
The project, in collaboration with LAPS architecture, consists of a cultural and multipurpose center + Housing (30 apartments) for a total built area of 2900 sqm.
The project seeks to be a new open building towards the inhabitants of the neighbourhood, offering public spaces - reading room, meeting and events room, multipurpose room - all articulated around a multi-level foyer. The residential area of the project – consisting of 30 studios for young workers - is set on the last 4 floors.The project consists of 184 social housing apartments set in a 3 ha park, public space and facilities. The main aim was to establish places of new “urbanity” in marginal areas of the city, working for a co-existence between Housing and Public Space.
MAB project for Via Gallarate marks public space to structure the whole project. The linear pedestrian park protects the houses with its slopes from the highly congested road on the North, and opens with playgrounds and community services towards the city on the South.