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Old January 7th, 2015, 05:36 PM   #1341
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Fresh pics from Portello

Il Dritto and Casa Milan (AC Milan headquarter)

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Vittoria Assicurazione building and part of the public park

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Taken from a builiding near Zara metro station, this pic show part of Porta Nuova district.

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10 Projects We’re Following in 2015 according to Azure Magazine

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10 Expo Milano 2015 by various firms
This international showcase devoted to the future of food, running from May 1st to October 31st, will feature 130 wildly inventive pavilions from 144 countries, each trying to outdo the next in both pomp and environmental sustainability.


Many of them disguise function with highly sculptural elements, such as the Islands, Sea and Food pavilion, featuring a bamboo canopy designed by Atelier2, that represents a dozen ocean nations including Barbados, Madagascar and Suriname.

The Children’s Park, designed by Reggio Children, will provide youngsters with a place for games and learning in a ring-shaped activity area surrounding a mirrored sculpture and topped by a hyperboloidal lattice.

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Old January 8th, 2015, 07:58 PM   #1344
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Blackstone bought iconic former Post Office building

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The US giant Blackstone has purchased the former Post Office building in Piazza Cordusio, in Milan historical center. Thanks to this operation, Blackstone has exceeded 2.5 billion euro of real estate assets held in Italy. It's likely that Blackstone will choose to convert the buildimg into a retail space destined to a single brand.
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A new look for Milano Centrale station railway

Milano Centrale is Italy’s second largest station in terms of size and traffic volume (320,000 people a day; 120 mln people per year). It is an impressive site, with an imposing and majestic architecture. Today the station represents a key hub for city services and Milan’s shopping areas (30,000 sqm dedicated to shopping and 5,000 sqm to restaurants, while 2,600 sqm to culture), as well as the main junction for High Speed rail and links with the rest of Europe.

According to plans, the new look for Milano Centrale station railway will be completed in time for Expo 2015 (May-October). An important restyling redesign the Galleria delle Carrozze (trains gallery) and more security will be guaranteed in the access area to the tracks. The project provides also to add a massive glass box (to host stores of prestigious fashion brands and restaurants).


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Old January 10th, 2015, 11:21 AM   #1346
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The story of Italy at Expo 2015

Expo 2015 asks key questions about life on our planet: how can we use available resources to feed a growing world population in a balanced and sustainable way? Italy will contribute with its youngest, most vital forces, the sons and daughters of an expertise that dates back thousands of years, of a culture that has made our country a perennial world leader in the food and sustainability sectors. The metaphor chosen to portray Italy at EXPO 2015 is the plant nursery: living space, mother earth, a place where expert hands nurse and protect the “seeds” of our future. The entire Pavilion is a great allegorical journey whose main metaphor is the Tree of Life. The seeds, the finest Italian products showcased at the Cardo and Palazzo Italia, the tree’s roots sinking into the Pavilion’s vibrant topsoil, and finally the tree itself, whose leafy branches “give back” our finest fruit to EXPO and the entire world.

PALAZZO ITALIA: “THE HOME OF ITALIAN IDENTITY”


Ground floor
On the ground floor, Italian contemporary art greets the visitors and provides food for thought. Art embodies the relationship between humans, food, and the land, through the work of a young, successful Italian artist. It is an icon and a metaphor to prepare the visitor for the best way to enjoy the contents of Palazzo Italia: stirring, symbolic, and memorable. The ground floor is also where Expo and the rest of Italy are linked together. Monitors with live video and audio feeds from three of Italy’s best-known markets - La Vucciria in Palermo, Rialto in Venice, and Campo de’ Fiori in Rome – create a bridge both real and metaphorical between the Pavilion and the country as a whole. Neighbourhood markets are a space where Italy’s outstanding food products can gain visibility, but they are also places of exchange and human contact, where for centuries the local community has gathered around food to share experiences and knowledge and to strengthen social and economic bonds. They are dynamic, vibrant, and ever-changing spaces, veritable “energy hubs”. They are powerful symbols that embody the concept of “feeding the planet, energy for life”.

1st floor
The power of “savoir-faire”
“Savoir-faire” is that peculiarly human ability to change the landscape in a loving and sustainable manner in order to make it productive. A series of sculptures depicting men and women make up a sort of “tableau vivant”: sounds and images are projected onto the figures and bring the sculptures to life, telling tales of ingenuity, creativity, and the ability to “get things done”.

2nd floor
“The power of beauty – energy for life”
The itinerary begins with an awareness-raising experience: the distress chamber and the news wall (newscasts from around the world recounting environmental emergencies) induce psycho-physical stress and bluntly invite us to ponder the state of our planet. The first part of the visitors’ itinerary serves to emphasize the emotional impact of the halls dedicated to the “Power of beauty”. The beauty of landscapes and architecture as the vital, propulsive energy of the human soul. A journey through bird’s eye and ultra-wide-angle views of Italian natural and architectural landscapes (both interiors and exteriors), and a feast for the eyes that will produce a rush of pleasure in all visitors. The “Beauty, energy for life” itinerary ends with a provocation...

“The world without Italy”
Through a large relief map of a Mediterranean where the Italian boot is missing, the installation invites visitors to ponder what the world would be like without Italy. This narrative artifice aims to encourage visitors to think about Italy’s role, which they are further stimulated to do through a series of interviews with globally-renowned cultural and academic leaders.

Experiencing the market with all our senses
The second floor ends with a “journey in the dark”, a “sightless” itinerary to experience markets with our other four senses. At the end of the “sightless” itinerary, designed in collaboration with the Milan Institute for the Blind, visitors will re-gain their sight to admire Renato Gattuso’s La Vuccirìa, a painting that is both the inspiration for and a symbol of the journey they have just completed.

3rd floor
“The power of the future”
“Future seeding”: Italian biodiversity. This is where Italian regions and other territories will plant a native seed to create a garden of Italy’s biodiversity. Behind each seed is a story that blends ancient culture and modern knowledge.

“The power of limits”
The human ability to overcome bounds and constraints imposed by circumstances beyond our control. Limits as an opportunity to bring human creativity and ingenuity to bear. The stories, which follow a hero (protagonist) / anti-hero (limit) template, are told through holograms, objects, and short video clips. The dominating presence of a replica of the Tree of Life at the centre of the room, its leafy branches touching the protagonists of the stories, symbolizes the metaphor at the heart of the entire Pavilion itinerary, and completes the Italian answer to the questions posed by EXPO 2015.

THE CARDO

The Cardo is a paved avenue, 35 meters wide and 325 meters long, that will host a multitude of exhibitive and institutional activities showcasing Italy’s variety and wealth, and the many identities of its regions, landscapes, cultures, and products, including the producers and areas of origin of the cornerstones of the Mediterranean diet.

Buildings interspersed with squares create a series of filled and empty spaces that make for a harmonious, lively, and interesting ensemble. Along its perimeter and at its centre is a three-dimensional re-interpretation of the Grand Tour, a fundamental step in the education of European intellectuals in centuries past.

Our interpretation of the journey through the Pavilion takes form through a helicoidal installation that traverses the entire Cardo and unites its various buildings: a monumental yet light structure brought to life by a dedicated app that will interact with visitors and guide them along the journey. The itinerary along the Cardo will also feature six stations designed by Dante Ferretti: six mosaics, each with the iconic ingredients of an Italian recipe. At the end of the journey awaits a traditional Italian dish, deconstructed and re-interpreted by one of the masters of Italian cinema. The Cardo will also feature an enormous and highly striking statue depicting a human mouth: it foreshadows the theme of the “food of our wishes”, a concept chosen to delve into the relationship between food, nutrition, health, and well-being. This installation/itinerary was designed by the Museum of Science and Technology in Milan in collaboration with Confindustria.

THE TREE OF LIFE


The journey through the Italian Plant Nursery, which immerses the visitor in the roots and topsoil of Italian excellence, concludes with a vertical, symbolic gesture: the Tree of Life.

Placed at the centre of the lake, the tree is both a global and Italian icon: it is present in many cultures and in contemporary film imagery and it is inspired by the floor of Piazza del Campidoglio as designed by Michelangelo.


This iconic structure is deeply rooted in the Pavilion’s fertile soil, and symbolically offers its seeds and fruit to Italy and the entire world. This interactive, steel-and-wood structure, 35 m (115 ft) high, lights up as the hours go by in a riot of colours, and will become the home for many of the events in the Pavilion’s extensive schedule.

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Old January 11th, 2015, 07:07 PM   #1347
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Expo Milano 2015 is the first Universal Exposition with a Certification for Sustainability

Expo 2015 has obtained the certification of conformity to the international standard ISO 20121: 2012 of the Management System for Event Sustainability. The award includes the activities of planning actions that affect the organization of the Universal Exposition. The certification was issued to the company Expo 2015 by the of third party certification entity DNV GL, a leading global provider of services for classification, certification, verification and training, DNV GL enables organizations to enhance the security and sustainability of its activities.

For Expo Milano 2015 sustainability is a central element, an underlying value for the event from its theme Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life, to its perspective of a sustainable future of the planet and society. It is the first organization of a Universal Exposition and the second major event of international importance, after the London Olympics of 2012, to have developed a formalized and recognizable system for analysis and management of sustainability issues.

"Expo Milano 2015 - said the CEO of Expo 2015 Giuseppe Sala – wants to promote an international, educational, cultural and sharing experience for all its guests and participants, promoting dialogue between the different citizens of the planet and helping to strengthen cooperation among populations. We are working to ensure that what will open in a few months will be the first Universal Exposition to use tools that can help us to better manage our environmental, social and economic issues.”

“Sustainable management of an event - added Nicola Privato , Regional Manager South Europe DNV GL - Business Assurance is a major challenge in which the Company Expo 2015 has decided to solidify in front of a global audience. The result demonstrates the commitment of all the people who have actively participated in the project, and have become the protagonists of a forward-looking and concrete approach that sees sustainability as a key point for the success of this important event."
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Updates Building in Via Torino



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New Civic Center (inside 'Biblioteca degli Alberi' urban contemporary park) / Porta Nuova








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Bussa overpass ---> 'Guardami' project / Porta Nuova









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'Glamour' manhole covers


Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Etro, Missoni, Moschino, Prada, Trussardi, Versace, DSquared, Iceberg, Brunello Cucinelli, Hogan, Alberta Ferretti, Salvatore Ferragamo, Emilio Pucci, Ermenegildo Zegna, Giuseppe Zanotti, Just Cavalli, Larusmiani, Laura Biagiotti, Costume National, 10 Corso Como: they will design new manhole covers located between Via Montenapoleone and Via Sant'Andrea (Golden Quadragle Fashion District). The whole exhibition project is called 'Sopra il sotto – Tombini art raccontano la città cablata' (from February 24, 2015 to January 2016).
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Not only Prada (thread)...
Giorgio Armani invests 50 mln euro for his new museum in Milan

A new space dedicated to showcasing and appreciating design, art and fashion is being created in Milan. The project consists of a collaboration among public and private sectors, with the Palazzo Marino and design company Giorgio Armani working together for a common goal: to promote the cultural heritage of fashion and design.

Armani has invested 50 million euro in the reconstruction and expansion of the ex-Nestlé property on Milan’s via Bergognone, which stands alongside theatre, Teatro Armani. The project designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, also involved the remodelling of two more properties on this street, which are destined to become the new central Armani office.

“Milan is the city I chose to live and work in," Giorgio Armani commented, "and it played the role of a stern and loyal teacher. I always believed that my work would have been different in another city, and that it most probably wouldn’t have been so strongly Italian, and at the same time international. For this reason I decided to display for my city the fruits of my labor, which include not only clothing, but also a sense of the material and experience. I thought this would be interesting for everyone, but particularly so for the younger generation that is moving in on the world of fashion and design. In this way they may find inspiration that will give life to the new ideas and businesses of the future.”

The new space will house the permanent collections of clothing, drawings and images created by the stylist. It will also host temporary art exhibitions that tie in with fashion, design and creativity, while maintaining a focus on new generations of stylists and designers.

There are also plans for the future that will involve spaces for research and studies of the history and techniques of fashion. These will include classrooms, a library and a conference hall, along with multiple areas designated for events and meetings that will offer services not only to the borough, but also the city. The collaboration of the municipality on the project will in turn provide benefits for residents, in particular to students of all ages, and visitors over 65.
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'Make your mark in Milan': the competition to redesign part of Portello district

The competition aims to get the city, especially its younger and more innovative people, involved in the redevelopment of a significant part of the historical Fiera di Milano exhibition complex. The intent is to receive stimulating proposals, innovative ideas and iconic material that can be used as an “image product” for the initiative and accompany the redevelopment project from the expressions of interest to project completion.


The participants shall interpret the theme of the redevelopment of Pavilion 1-2 at Portello dedicating all their creative and artistic talent to a concept and a suggestion that interpret the key words of the regeneration project: innovation, in terms of functional contents, new materials and technologies, energy approach, architectural vision; inclusion, that is the power of engaging the city and its citizens in the proposed activities, integration of new uses with the surrounding urban context and focus on environmental issues and slow mobility; centrality, intended as being the ability to integrate the parts of the urban system in an organic complex that can become both a new center of attraction and at the same time an icon for the surroundings and the city The result of the competition will be a harmonious interpretation of the three key words above, which shall inspire the regeneration project.
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Insurance group Unipol Sai is planning a new headquarter in Porta Nuova district. A new tower shoud be located between UniCredit tower and Solaria tower.
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UniCredit Tower and Piazza Gae Aulenti, Porta Nuova District


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