Bernareggio (Milano) - Italy, 2008
With Davide Macullo Architect
Set at the entrance of the little town of Bernareggio close to Milan, the new industrial factory will be the new gateway to the town centre. Compressed into a strict building line, as required by the rules, the two new fronts face each other. They have different heights thus reducing the risk of incurring into a monumental expression. The project aims at carving the new elevation on the street through the deep articulations of the structure and providing a three dimensional facade that lessen the impact of the volume. The new skin is thought as a filter towards the street and let the public space flow into the interior spaces.
The design recalls the linear plantations along the roads of northern Italy by a rhythm of vertical carved volumes that become a metaphor of the trees.