School Complex Milano 2
Culture & Entertainment
School Complex Milano 2
Culture & Entertainment

School Complex Milano 2

Culture & Entertainment

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Milano 2, which was first conceived in 1968, is the first Italian example of a green town equipped with all facilities satisfying the needs of the inhabitants and people from the surrounding areas.

Situated in the outskirts of Milan, 7 km from the city center, Milano 2 is the successful outcome of a long research and study of the most advanced urban projects all over the world. This project was carried out by a professional group of architects of Edilnord Progetti Spa, the architecture firm led by Giancarlo Ragazzi, together with famous sociologists and technical experts.

Planned to detail, the new suburb offers a high quality in terms of environment with plenty of green areas as well as restaurants, shops, a hotel, offices and conference rooms, sport facilities, a church and playgrounds.

The town was planned for a population of 10.000 people and includes 2.600 living units. One of the principal characteristics of this new town is the separation of roads from footpaths and bicycle lanes. Therefore Milano 2 can be considered as a huge pedestrian 'green island' where people can reach all public places, sport facilities, schools and other facilities of the town safely being surrounded by a natural environment.

Milano 2 hosts three playschools, two primary schools and one secondary school. These schools are equipped for 1.900 pupils, extend over a surface of 59.100 m² and are located close to the residential buildings. The schools were planned according to the latest pedagogical principles and furnished with smallest details by a team of architects and designers. All school buildings are one storey high, have large common areas and sport facilities inside and outside the buildings such as a gymnasium, basketball courts and volleyball courts as well as an open theatre for cultural events and shows.

client

Edilnord Centri Residenziali S.p.A.

building dimension

size: 59.100 m²

credits

in collaboration with Edilnord Progetti S.p.A. - photo credits: L. Macchiavelli

year

1970 - 1980

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