“Telluric movement” is the essential gestural generator of the project. Existing natural structures are the engine of this movement – water on one side and a park on the other – which seem to interpenetrate, creating a sequence of ripples in the landscape.
The result of these tensions is a sequence of parallel “fingers”, which rise and fall as “waves” of various shapes to contain the various functions provided by the plan. Promoted by Pirelli Real Estate, the intervention has a cost of 110 million Euros and covers an area of 82,000 m2.
Location: Pioltello (MI), Italy
Client: Pirelli & C. Real Estate Project Management Spa
Surface area: 82 000 m2
Project: Mario Cucinella Architects
Team: Mario Cucinella, Elizabeth Francis, Stefano Brunelli, Tommaso Bettini, Carmine Concas, Eva Cantwell, Cristina Garavelli
Engineering for structures: Favero e Milan
Mechanical, electrical and lighting engineering: Manens Intertecnica
Quantity Surveyor: Mario Cucinella Architects, Geom. Capriati
Photo credit: MCArchive