Residential Buildings Milano 3
‘Milano 3’ was planned and constructed by the architectural firm Edilnord Progetti Spa, led by Giancarlo Ragazzi, using the same principles of ‘Milano 2’ which was projected and realized by the same group of architects nearly 10 years before.
‘Milano 3’ is located in Basiglio, 13 km away from the city center of Milan on the south-west side. It hosts 10.500 people, 3.300 housing units and includes a Business Centre for 4.000 people. Furthermore ‘Milano 3’ has nursery schools, an elementary school, a secondary school, and several playgrounds. A Sporting Club with more than 20 tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor swimming pool, gyms, a physiotherapy center, and a public soccer field. There is also a shopping mall with over 40 stores including a supermarket, boutiques, banks, hotel, and public services and facilities. The town center includes a city hall, an auditorium, a civic center, and a library. As ‘Milano 2’ also ‘Milano 3’ has a road system where pedestrian and bike pathways are separated from the streets.
The residential buildings have three different architectural styles and different heights to provide a harmonious articulation of the volumes:
- open court buildings: 5, 6 and 7 stories high with a common garden space
- villas: 2 stories high, independent properties with private garden and garage
- linear buildings: 4 stories high integrate all commercial facilities inside a covered portico at the ground floor level
Cantieri Riuniti Milanesi
site area: 150 Hectares
in collaboration with Edilnord Progetti S.p.A. - photo credits: L. Macchiavelli
1978 - 1990