Pioltello – Preliminary design for a masterplan

Pioltello Progetto preliminare per masterplan

“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

Year: 2004-2005

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