herzog & de meuron: porta volta, milan
herzog & de meuron: porta volta, milan
mar 15, 2010

herzog & de meuron: porta volta, milan

porta volta redevelopment project by herzog & de meuron all images courtesy herzog & de meuron




swiss architects herzog & de meuron have unveiled plans of an urban redevelopment project in the area of porta volta, milan. commissioned by the group feltrinelli and milan city council the building will include the new headquarters of the fondazione giangiacomo feltrinelli. the design of the structure is composed of two twin buildings located at porta volta. the redevelopment plan also provides for the creation of large green spaces, with boulevards, bike paths and walking trails, along with service functions including a library, a cafeteria, a restaurant and other commercial activities.


‘the long-limbed form, linear building,’ said jacques herzog, ‘refers, first, to the gothic tradition that is expressed in important buildings in the city of milan on the other to farms that dot the landscape of slender lombardy. our old master aldo rossi considered these linear structures the characteristic feature of his work, because in our project for port feltrinelli. sometimes you can find also a tribute to this important milanese architect of the second half  of the twentieth century.’

herzog & de meuron: porta volta, milan

herzog & de meuron: porta volta, milan

herzog & de meuron: porta volta, milan

herzog & de meuron: porta volta, milan the park area behind the building

herzog & de meuron: porta volta, milan aerial view

herzog & de meuron: porta volta, milan model of porta volta

herzog & de meuron: porta volta, milan

herzog & de meuron: porta volta, milan

  • Why do you guys refuse to use capitals?

    Simon says:
  • …it seems the worst façade by h&dm…damn, there are not so many good contemporary architectures here in milan!

    juyce says:
  • Simon,
    (Unless you are referring to the lack of capitals on a building with way too much glass).
    Architects are notoriously bad with spelling and grammar… the lack of capitals is just a “cool way” of trying to hide the later.

    VW says:
  • you spelled latter wrong.

    lml says:
  • that was the joke lml

    therris says:

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