white dynamic ring loggias envelop the restored torre antonini in milan

white dynamic ring loggias envelop the restored torre antonini in milan

Studio Marco Piva reconstructs Torre Antonini after fire

 

Architectural Studio Marco Piva takes over the reconstruction of the skyscraper that caught fire in Milan on August 29, 2021, leaving 80 families homeless. The project provides for the partial restoration of the architecture of the pre-existing tower ‘Torre Antonini’, giving it a distinctive morphology that stems from the cues from the previous structure and translates into a modern architectural solution. The design composes loggias that, by enveloping the entire building, establish a connection with the surrounding area and offer usable and scenic outdoor spaces. The concept holds a soft aesthetic with sinuous shapes that enfold the structure, ‘like light and elegant ribbons’. The project is planned to be completed between 2025 and 2026.

white dynamic ring loggias envelop the restored torre antonini in milan
Torre Antonini exterior by Studio Marco Piva | all images courtesy of Studio Marco Piva

 

 

dynamic parapets and innovative green spaces adorn the tower

 

The building has two floors below ground and nineteen above, with a total height of approximately 70 meters. Starting from the lower floors, the dynamic elegance of the parapets extends fluidly over the entire height of the tower, softening its overall profile. The studio designs a stylistic element to be featured on the building, a special glass insert positioned in an irregular pattern in each parapet enabling residents to enjoy captivating views of the city of Milan.

 

The Torre Antonini project follows the ‘Green Wave’ concept by Marco Piva, offering an innovative and contemporary urban lifestyle that is expressed through the selection of high-quality finishes and materials and attention to every detail of the external spaces, and shaping new comfortable and functional living areas. The design of the outdoor zones and restructured loggias is the combination of research, inventiveness, and functionality, from the first objective of increasing private external areas to the subsequent implementation of sliding ‘brises soleils’ on all sides to mitigate exposure to the sun. Fixed planters and green-covered vertical grilles are provided near the lift shafts to increase the privacy of the adjacent terraces. The project aims to enhance the osmotic relationship between the Tower and its surrounding landscape, between indoor and outdoor areas, while fostering the necessary domestic intimacy.

white dynamic ring loggias envelop the restored torre antonini in milan
the facade as it looks before the restoration

white dynamic ring loggias envelop the restored torre antonini in milan
the designed loggias envelop the entire building offering usable and scenic outdoor spaces

white dynamic ring loggias envelop the restored torre antonini in milan
the current state of the skyscraper

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white dynamic ring loggias envelop the restored torre antonini in milan
the dynamic parapets extend fluidly over the entire height of the tower, softening its overall profile

white dynamic ring loggias envelop the restored torre antonini in milan
the tower stands estranged to its surroundings

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white dynamic ring loggias envelop the restored torre antonini in milan
new comfortable and functional outdoor lounge areas enjoy views of the city of Milan

white dynamic ring loggias envelop the restored torre antonini in milan
the damaging fire leaves 80 families homeless

 

 

project info:

 

name: Torre Antonini
designer: Studio Marco Piva | @studiomarcopiva

location: Milan, Italy

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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