Location: San Donato Milanese, Milan (IT)
Landscape and Urban Design
AOUMM – Argot ou La Maison Mobile
Riccardo Maria Balzarotti
Matteo Umberto Poli
Cong Dinh Huynh
The project developed by the office for piazza della Pieve, in San Donato Milanese (MI) aims to build a new local centrality, able to generate the conditions to enhance meeting and exchange opportunities among different users. The starting point was the re-organization of the square to accommodate the open-air weekly market; the space is not conceived as a fixed environment but as a continuous addition in terms of time and functions, able to change in different moments of the day and of the year and welcome different social needs. The 82% of the floor area is green filtering surface, in an environmental and social sustainable perspective; the choices in terms of vegetation are made according to principles of biodiversity and maintenance of existing plants; the employment of renewable energy and the reuse of gray water guarantee a sustainable budget and better environmental comfort. The project has a resilient approach, able to actively respond to future transformations.