30. PIAZZA INCONTRO

Settimo Milanese

Topic

A square with underlying parking, in typical suburban context.

 

Conditions

Inability to dig in subsoil, because of the existence of an unconfined aquifer.

 

Project choices

Formulation of a new identity and of a new relational system with the context, that becomes strongly central to the process. The only exception is the acknowledgement of the value of the historical route towards the Borromeo D'Adda palace. Pedestal, green wall, wall units, masts, technical volumes of the parking, platform roofing: these are all the architectural elements in the new square that are integrated in a homogeneous - and at the same time dynamic - design. Indian porphyry, weathering steels, copper, Prun stone, and pine are the natural finish materials used for the project.

 

Photography

Marco Introini