Work title: Interior Urban Border Renewal Project: New Plug-in System for Cultural Pavillon in Milan (0000701443)
The intention of our project is to stimulate current urban situation of Milano central station area which is strongly characterized by two urban elements where coexist the typical residential area of late ''800 and the railway station in which constructed by industrialization caused to create a strong urban border and remained as a huge urban scar creating a discontinuity and another exteriority inside of the city.
We defined urban border as a transitional space between the exterior and interior of urban space.
Those two side of urban front coexist creating a strong contrast in the cityscape of everyday life.
We approached to make ‘metabolizing’ this part of city to make livable this part of city in many aspect.
Generated public space : Expo pavilion
In the landscape of surbmodernite'' the very idea of nature is being modified and architects are reflecting the formal concepts of contemporary science (DNA, atoms, fractals, the relationship between like and matter, topological geometry, living forms in their proposals.)
As the key structure in the evolution of the city, take on a definitive form, and the emergence of the work of Archigram, Metabolist capsules as a new mainstream in which communication, technology, are ingredients with which to construct the urban landspace of the future. So as our intention of project was that to create a new public space generated from single unit of capsule which contains a function of public spaces.To show conceptually the process of generating space we composed capsules in free way. Those public spacetake a function of trasitional space and it works as a connector between exterior and interior urban space and it helps to create livable city.and in this way we can consider the city as ‘a dwelling space’,we intened to ‘metabolizing’ the city by new capsule
Interior urban border
The context we have selected is downtown of the Milan so we can consider as an interior space of this city. From the exsistance of central station and his platform in which is an disused commercial space together creates the strong border and it separates in ‘Inside’ and ‘Outside’ again. In this context of our project the interior urban border has a strong contrast created by two urban fronts; residential and ex-mixed use of infrastructure and commercial space.
As we individuate from the site, the space behind the platform is currently in disuse. Analyzing on how to requalificate this urban void we gave the function of public space in simple forms of capsules and composed rising in high.
Metabolizing the city
In the landscape of surmodernite'' the very idea of nature is being modified and architects are reflecting the formal concepts of contemporary science (DNA, atoms, fractals, the relationship between like and matter, topological geometry, living forms in their proposals.
Flows_ urban dynamicity
In this context we can observe strong urban traffic and flow of people. It characterizethis context in everyday life. It is obvious to notice the contrast of the two urban frontplat-form and the ex-commercial space behind the platform which is currently a disused space.
The industrial city was planned according to the principle of zoning, through division into homogeneous and distinct parts, multi-functionality and integration seem to be the criteria of a new city planning that is stimulating unprecedented way of thinking.