Students Collaborate on Milan Social Housing Project

16 February 2016

Students in the Master in Urban Vision & Architectural Design program have just concluded their fourth workshop on architectural design. Titled “Restoring Social Housing: The building enclosure at the origin of change,” the workshop was developed in partnership with the companies Covestro and Paolo Beltrami SpA and in collaboration with Associazione Interessi Metropolitani, MM SpA, and Fondazione Housing Sociale.

After researching social housing in Milan in depth, students planned the recovery, renovation, and enhancement of a building located in the northern part of Milan that is publicly owned and operated by MM SpA (a.k.a. Metropolitana Milanese).

Starting from the themes of energy, comfort, morphology, and infrastructure, students revisited the structure of the building, proposing designs that would adapt it to the needs of modern life and would transform its adjacent outdoor spaces into livable public spaces.

Projects were realized under the guidance of project leader Gianandrea Barreca and course leader Elisa Poli.

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