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Bruzzano Competition

The aim of the competition was to design the masterplan of a vast area situated on the northern outskirts of Milan. This area is part of UnipolSai’s real estate assets and covers the majority of Bruzzano neighborhood. To the east, the site is bordered to a large part of the park Parco Nord Milano; to the north/west, it is bounded by robust transport networks. Founded in Roman times, Bruzzano used to be one of the Visconti Familiy’s summer residences. This is proven by numerous heraldries decorating the remaining ancient buildings. During the years of the economic boom of the city, Bruzzano was connected to Milan through a vast and sometimes chaotic urban planning intervention. As a result, a significant amount of currently almost abandoned council housing and small and medium-sized businesses were built here. In this context, the park Parco Nord Milano is a farsighted and assiduous urban mending intervention aiming to restore the naturalist value of the area prior to the massive urban development of the seventies. The site does not boast any specific feature. However, it stands out for its prominent location. Actually, the area is linked to highways, a railway station and the underground station of the last stop on line 3 which serves the most distinguished stations of the center of Milan. In this sense, the area of the intervention will have to be a connection element between the park Parco Nord and the other elements of the park that are situated close to the city. Not only will it be an element of contact, it will also become a landmark located in a privileged road network. It will be the feather of the future Milanese suburban planning cap.

Some of the most renowed firms of the world took part to the competition: David Chipperfield Architects, UNStudio and Snøhetta.

Proposta Vincitrice Di Masterplan Avanzata Da Uns

Amsterdam's firm UNStudio won the competition  thanks to their innovative yet well-integrated design.

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