AOUMM – Argot ou La Maison Mobile
Riccardo Maria Balzarotti
Matteo Umberto Poli
Claudio Sosio De Rosa
AOUMM’s proposal consists of a cycling/pedestrian bridge crossing the railway line and the Naviglio canal with a single gesture: a soft, moderately high stripe offering a new and changing perspective on the surrounding urban landscape.
The system pays special attention to the reduction of soil consumption and the use of permeable surfaces; the paths starting from piazza Tirana and the intermodal transport hub on the other side of Naviglio meet in the great central circle, marking with a well-recognizable entrance the access to the future linear park in San Cristoforo rail yard and M4 stop. The hub integrates vehicular mobility and tramway tracks in a landscape designed with a controlled topography, helpful in managing water resources.
The intervention does not interfere with structural limitations of new subway line and inserts itself in the urban context with high quality public spaces, enjoyable by all kind of users. The structure of the bridge is made of pillars, reproducing constructive and formal lexicon of several Milanese architectural masters (Aldo Rossi, Gae Aulenti, Alessandro Mendini, Franco Albini, Angelo Mangiarotti, Giò Ponti) in a playful homage. This declination of the structure takes part in the variety of views provided by the bridge: a changing structure, adapting to the context. An infrastructure declaring its function as a dynamic element through a colorful flow, in an area of Milan not marginal anymore.