Nest Cicognara

This project involves redeveloping the existing building located within the lot at Cicognara Street No.7, currently used as offices and university classrooms, that will change its purpose from office to residential. The building is developed within the lot facing the inner courtyard with three floors above ground. The building intervention is carried out within the outline of the existing building and also respects its facade line and existing height.
Specifically, the intended activities within the intervention include:
– Internal civil works of layout rearrangement with the maintenance of the existing vertical distribution;
– Installation of new electrical/specialty, heating/air conditioning, and plumbing systems adapted to the new residential use with the aim of energy efficiency of the building;
– The facade refurbishment goal is to aesthetically and energetically upgrade the existing envelope.


Via Cicognara 9, Milan


2023 - In progress


1360 SQM




Concept, integrated design (scheme design, detail design, construction design), site management, planning permits, CSP+CSE


Antonio Gioli, Federica De Leva


Silvia Turati (project director), Carlo Chiavi (direzione lavori), Antonio Sergi, Giulia Procaccini, Gaia Groppi, Sebastiano Frisoni, Samuele Di Maggio, Mahafarid Kazemi, Nicola Romagnoli, Marika Maio, Andrea Angonoa, Simone Dellatorre


Digierre3 srl


Fa.Ma Ingegneria srl

FROM OFFICES TO AN UPSCALE RESIDENTIAL: an aesthetic and technological enhancement project

The project, although within the bounds of an overall contemporary image, preserves the pre-existing compositional articulation. The aim is to give the building a new architectural identity: contemporary, articulated, and compositively more accomplished.
In particular, the new north facade is based on a regular modular composition characterized by a play of light and shadow given by the new loggias and balconies. Due to the need to ensure adequate aero-illuminant views of the living spaces, the project includes a -30° rotation of the window in front resulting in the definition of new private loggias.

the project proposed the rehabilitation and enhancement of the inner courtyard areas now used without defining spaces as level parking and storage. The project includes spatial reorganization
through the identification of green areas for private use (mainly) and common areas for parking and bicycle sheds.
Therefore pursues the objective of elevating the architectural quality of the pre-existing spaces, enhancing the role of greenery as an essential component for the well-being of the inhabitants, and contributing to the overall environmental sustainability of the area involved.