Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli in Milan

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Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli in Milan

New Commercial Building in Lombardy, North Italy – design by Herzog & de Meuron Architects

16 Dec 2016

Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Milano

Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Milan

Architects: Herzog & de Meuron

Photos: Mario Carrieri

Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli in Milan Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli in Milan

The Feltrinelli Porta Volta complex, the first building in Italy by the firm Herzog & de Meuron that is open to the public, plays an important role in a strategic area of Milan that has been undergoing a far-reaching process of urban regeneration in recent years. The project includes two twin buildings, headquarters of the Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation and the offices of Microsoft Italia, and a large public green area with meeting points, bicycle paths and pedestrian walkways.

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The buildings were inspired by the simplicity and impressive scale of the structures that characterize Milan’s historic architectural landscape, including the Ospedale Maggiore, the Rotonda della Besana, the Lazzaretto, and the Sforzesco Castle. At the same time, they echo the linear organization of the cascina, a rural building type that is typical of the Lombardy region and which also served as a point of reference for Aldo Rossi’s residential buildings in Gallaratese.

Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Milan

The architectural language of the long, narrow buildings consists of elements based on simple geometries, the modular repetition of structural components, and transparency. The slopes of the steeply pitched roofs are incorporated into the façades, creating a rhythmic articulation of the interior spaces. In plan, the buildings conform to the historic perimeters, permitting them to fit perfectly into the surrounding urban context.

Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Milan

The headquarters of the Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli was conceived as a cultural space at the service of schools, universities, and research activities in general. The aim is to provide a participatory space, open to all and capable of hybridizing languages and processes to arrive at a multidisciplinary vision of ongoing social transformations.

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The building that houses the foundation extends over five levels. The reception area, library, and coffee bar are on the lower floors, while a multi-purpose conference hall is hosted on the second floor, and offices, meeting rooms, and co-production spaces are on the third and fourth floors.

Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Milan

The fifth floor, located within the sharp peak of the roof structure, hosts the reading room and a classroom, while the archives are housed at the basement level.

Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Milan

The project was completed at the office floors with MDL System open-space workstations, while the conference rooms and the executive offices are furnished with Naòs System tables and Naòs wall-mounted bookcases.

Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Milan

The task areas, offices, meeting rooms, and waiting/lounge areas are furnished with Vitra chairs and sofas, while the break areas are equipped with Dada kitchens in white laminate, with top and backsplash in Corian.

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