'bocconi university campus' by SANAA
japanese firm SANAA (kazuyo sejima and ryue nishizawa) have just released the design for the new bocconi campus located in milan, italy.
the university will be completely open to the city containing elements of transparency and greenery.
it has been developed for the context and scale of the city. it revisits the arcades and cloisters that is found in the surrounding architecture,
translated into modern typologies creating a series of internal courtyards to allow for smooth transitions between buildings and the park.
open to nature
the 35 000 square meter area will undergone three major interventions. the first is the combination of the school of management into three buildings,
combining the actives of these programs. the second is the development of a sports and leisure complex which will be open to the public with an
olympic-size swimming pool, gym and fitness centre. the third is a residence hall that can accommodate up to 300 students and professors.
the transparent campus will open the university to the city with arcades creating a harmonious sequence of columns and open spaces.
a 21,500 square meter park will outline the surrounding territory with oak, hornbeam, black poplar, elm and hackberry trees to shade the properties.
the opaque shell is communicating the concept of movement and knowledge in this future urban institute.