MilanoSesto is one of the most ambitious urban regeneration projects in Europe. This Greater Milan territory with an ancient industrial vocation will find new life in advanced models of social inclusion and environmental sustainability, becoming a new urban destination to live, work, study and build the future together.
The masterplan designed by Foster + Partners, one of the most prestigious architecture and design studios in the world, foresees a progressive development over the next years with greenery, residential areas, new squares, retail and executive spaces and above all, places made to connect people.
MilanoSesto is an opportunity to establish a new ethical development model that puts people first, embracing their needs and aspirations in tune with the wellbeing of future generations.
Conceived to fulfil the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations, the whole area will host a long-term development project that thanks to a clever use of technology will help MilanoSesto meet the highest international standards for sustainability, energetic efficiency and quality of life. A real commitment to the environment and to all the people who are going to live, study and work here.
The project covers more than 1.45 million square metres, and once the work is completed, it will host over 50,000 people between residents and city users. The MilanoSesto building site is already active, and construction will start in 2021.
The requalification involving the train station has been developed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop with Ottavio Di Blasi & Partners.
The bridge-like building unfolds as a suspended walkway over the existing rails, and will join two areas previously separated by the railway. The modern structure with glass and iron photovoltaic roofing, which will host services and commercial activities above the rails, will become the access door to the area and also a privileged point of view on the whole MilanoSesto project.
The MilanoSesto perimeter will include the City of Health and Research, a crucial public hub for clinical and scientific excellence formed by new branches of the Besta Neurological Institute and the Tumor Institute.
The project by Mario Cucinella Architects comes from an innovative approach to the people's wellbeing, with human-scale buildings immersed in greenery, as well as structures for advanced research and services dedicated to reception areas for visitors and researchers from all over the world.
MilanoSesto is in the north-east quadrant of Milan's metropolitan area, along one of the historic development axes of the city, coinciding with the commercial and industrial routes that have always connected Lombardy to the rest of Europe. Further proof of the area's international calling is the dense network of infrastructures and services dedicated to mobility that allow people to reach the centre of Milan, the main stations and the airports of Linate, Malpensa and Orio al Serio in a matter of minutes.
The intervention area hosts the now dismissed productive plants of Acciaierie Falck, a steel company that played an important role in Italy's 20th century industrial history. The buildings represent a unique architectural asset and a strong testimony to the place's identity. The masterplan intends to redevelop and revalue these buildings, turning them into breeding grounds for social life.
The housing is designed to welcome a new idea of living, where it's the home that adapts to the people.
The project will merge public greenery, squares, innovative retail concepts and executive spaces, in addition to a diverse range of living solutions made to fulfil the needs of citizens of different ages and aspirations. An open, inclusive community is born - one deeply rooted in meeting, sharing spaces and exchanging resources with other generations.
The majority of homes will be available to rent with affordable rents, leaving the tenants always free to weigh new solutions in line with their evolving needs.
Lively, dynamic spaces just like a campus, dedicated to students and professionals who revolve around the academic world. The residential opportunities will include services that encourage dialogue, collaboration and personal growth.
Solutions for families, couples and young professionals. Beyond leisure areas and green spaces to help children grow, the project provides for services that care for the wellbeing of parents. All within easy reach.
Solutions designed for seniors to start a new chapter of life together keeping safety, autonomy and comfort always in mind. The related services promote socialisation and an active lifestyle.
The recovery of such a large industrial area is an unmissable opportunity to requalify the environment in the whole area. The green space design is assigned to international landscape architecture studio LAND and provides for the construction of one of the biggest parks in the Milan metropolitan area, connected to Parco Nord and Parco Media Valle del Lambro by cycle trails and footpaths. A green isle where redeveloped industrial archaeologies merge harmoniously to offer residents, city users and visitors a flexible space to host events, open air sports and strolls in a natural landscape.
It will be a new place to live and explore - moving around will be enjoyable and going back will always be easy. Besides being near the train and underground station of Sesto San Giovanni, the MilanoSesto area is just minutes away from the main outer roads of Milan, letting people reach the city centre, motorways and the rest of Lombardy.
Internal transport will be assisted by zero-impact smart solutions, in line with the future trends of sustainable mobility that combine bicycles and next-generation electric vehicles.
The contracts for labour, services and supplies relative to public works for the developments of Milanosesto S.p.A, will be assigned in recourse to the procedures regulated by the D. Lgs. 50/2016 as amended and supplemented, to ensure maximum transparency and equal treatment to the participating enterprises. The procedures are carried out in compliance with valid regulations and the Code of Conduct, previously ex D. Lgs. 231/2001 by Milanosesto S.p.A..