Building Via Torino/Via Palla
Site: Via Torino, Milan | Italy
Type of work: Concept design
Design team: Nicola Borsato
GBPA ARCHITECTS developed the concept design for the restyling of a building façade in Milan city centre. The aim of the plan is to increase the visibility and recognizability of the building when approaching it from two separate directions: one from the Cathedral square (Piazza Duomo) and the other from Porta Ticinese. Coming from piazza Duomo at the intersection between via Torino and via Palla there is a clearing: here the urban front is set back and the visibility of the façade is therefore increased. In the design plan, this urban front seeps inside the building via a double height space which is linked to the exterior in a visual and spatial continuum between the indoor and outdoor spaces.
For the façade GBPA chose concrete and glass fiber, a material which is weather and environment resistant and at the same time responds to requirements of sustainability and aesthetics.