milan citylife apartments by zaha hadid open to residents
image courtesy of citylife

 

 

 

forming one part of the residential district of milan’s ongoing citylife project, zaha hadid‘s residences have opened their doors to their occupants. comprised of seven smooth and polished structures, the apartments range from five to 14 storeys, providing visual variance and engagement. the distinctive architectural elements include a serpentine movement of the curved balconies and the profile of the roofs, which provide a soft and elegant shape for all of the top-floor penthouses, complete with extensive covered terraces. orienting the site towards the adjacent public park, the scheme takes into account environmental and comfort requirements so that apartments face south-east and at the same time allocate the best views from the terraces.

 

for designboom’s previous coverage of the citylife project, see here.

zaha hadid citylife residences milan fiera designboom
the scheme is comprised of seven smooth and polished structures
image courtesy of citylife

zaha hadid citylife residences milan fiera designboom
the apartments range from five to 14 storeys, providing visual variance and engagement
image courtesy of citylife

zaha hadid citylife residences milan fiera designboom
the apartments surround a centrally located public park
image courtesy of citylife

zaha hadid citylife residences milan fiera designboom
the distinctive architectural elements include a serpentine movement of the curved balconies
image courtesy of citylife

zaha hadid citylife residences milan fiera designboom
the entrance and foyer of hadid’s citylife residences
image courtesy of citylife

 

 

project info:

 

building surface: 38,000 sqm GFA
client: citylife spa
main contractor: tre torri contractor/city contractor
beginning of the project: 2004 (bid for tenders)
beginning of work: july 2009
end of work: december 2013
architects: zaha hadid and patrik schumacher
project manager: gianluca racana
project architect: maurizio meossi
structural project: msc associati, milan (danilo campagna)
systems: hilson moran italia
architectural envelopes: permasteelisa
interior lobbies: bazea
marble floors: bosisio
wooden floors: antonini legnani
gardens: peverelli