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OMA bocconi urban campus proposal
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feb 08, 2013
OMA bocconi urban campus proposal


‘bocconi urban campus’ by OMA, milan, italy
all images courtesy of OMA

 

 

in the rapid contemporary urbanization of milan, the bocconi university competition opened the doors for new ideas that would reinterpret the relationship
between students, buildings, and the city.  although won by sanaa (see designboom’s earlier coverage here), OMA‘s proposal raises some very interesting
concepts as well. the slanting residential towers are the first feature that catch attention, especially from a distance. using a metal A-frame support system,
the mixed use structures look as if to be leaning into one another, defining a social semi-covered space in between them.  they are also located on top of the
recreation center and act as a backdrop for the theater, mixing leisure, health, social, and educational aspects into the students’ and teachers’ private living quarters.
the classrooms exist in an arena elevated above grade, freeing the ground plane for open circulation and socialization. the semi-circular footprint contains several
overlapping rings that create dynamic relationships between the inward-facing classrooms and study areas, and outward-facing support program and auditoria.
the unexpected mix of program and inhabitable elements promote unanticipated encounters between people, events, and architecture. a grid of tall metal umbrellas
create a permeable canopy that protects the exterior space from the hot summer sun and wet winter rainfalls.

 

 


view from the top ring of classrooms

 

 


underneath the elevated classroom structure

 

 


model

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


site model

 

 

 

 


elevation

 

 


site plan showing relationship to the rest of the campus

 

 


floor plan / level 0

 

 


section

 

 

project info:

 

 

partner-in-charge: rem koolhaas
associate-in-charge: ippolito pestellini laparelli
team: paul cournet, alice gregoire, ricardo guedes, barbara materia, francesco moncada, pietro pagliaro, silvia sandor, miguel taborda collaborators:
structure: buro happold – wolf mangelsdorf
mep and sustainability: buro happold – paolo cresci
local architect: studio nonis – fabio nonis
urban planning: laboratorio permanente – nicola russi
traffic: trm engineering – michele rossi
costs: gad – gianpiero aresi
model photography: frans parthesius
renderings: tegmark

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