UPTOWN is the first ‘smart’ Milan area specifically designed to make the life of its residents easier and more enjoyable in every way. The project aims at redeveloping an area of 900,000 square metres located in the North-West of Milan and is the result of a collaborative effort between Euromilano, Recchi Engineering, Scandurra Studio, Zanetti Design Architettura and AI Engineering.
The UPTOWN environment will include an area of 15,900 sqm located near the Rho-Pero Exhibition site which is in the Expo 2015 area future expansion site and which is directly connected via a pedestrian bridge. The project aims to create an open residential system in continuity with the existing urban architecture at affordable prices.
The project will create a range of urban features including walkways and small squares where public space meets private. A sequence of isolated buildings will establish a small “urban archipelago” consisting of five towers and three in-line buildings that will create an open system facing the park.
During the presentation conference, the designers involved in the urban transformation of the area illustrated the lengthy working process that led from the Master Plan to the Cascina Merlata, including free and subsidized residences and high architectural quality for a project aimed at transforming an area intended to establish the foundation for new ways of living in the city.
Pierfrancesco Maran, Milan City Council Spokesman for Town Planning, Environment and Agriculture was present at the conference along with the Caputo Partnership, Arch. Franco Giorgetta, Arch. Giovanna Longhi, Studio B22, P-U-R-A architects, CZA – Cino Zucchi Architects, Scandurra Studio, Zanetti Design Architecture, EuroMilano and Urbanfile.