SANAA plans new bocconi university campus in milan, italy
SANAA plans new bocconi university campus in milan, italy SANAA plans new bocconi university campus in milan, italy
dec 01, 2012

SANAA plans new bocconi university campus in milan, italy

japanese firm SANAA (kazuyo sejima and ryue nishizawa) has just released the design for the new bocconi campus in milan, italy. the university will be completely open to the city containing elements of transparency and greenery. developed for the context and scale of the city, it revisits the arcades and cloisters found in the surrounding architecture, translated into modern typologies. this creates a series of internal courtyards that allow for smooth transitions between buildings and the park.

SANAA new bocconi university
all images © SANAA



the 35,000 square meter area will undergo three major interventions. the first is the combination of the school of management into three buildings, combining the activities 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 center. the third is a residence hall that can accommodate up to 300 students and professors.

SANAA new bocconi university
courtyard space



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.


SANAA new bocconi university
scale model

SANAA new bocconi university
scale model

SANAA new bocconi university
scale model

SANAA new bocconi university
scale model

  • “Bocconi” does not equal “Broccoli” and im not just saying that because of the trees…

    Someone should have told Sanaa.

    Wiglam says:

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