Mameli Barracks’ master plan, Milan (Italy)
The Mameli Barracks are located near Parco Nord in Milan, not far from the historic core of the Niguarda neighbourhood, which has now been incorporated in the city’s suburbs.
Built in the early 1900s, the complex covers an area of 100,000 square metres, and consists of 18 main buildings and several smaller ones.
The area is divided into two sections by a partition wall and is built around a central square, which extends from the main entrance to the opposite side of the lot. Several one-storey C-shaped buildings are symmetrically arranged around the square, while the remaining buildings are located to the north and west.
The redevelopment programme focuses on publicly owned areas and abandoned buildings, and involved a careful analysis of the properties by the Italian authorities so that a new use could be planned. The size and location of the barracks, together with the fact that another property has to be redeveloped in the same area (the former Tobacco Factory) will entail a wider urban transformation process, instead of a simple, local-scale re-use of the existing buildings.
CDP Investimenti SGR
2015 – 2016