Location: San Donato Milanese, Milan (IT)
Landscape and Urban Design
AOUMM – Argot ou La Maison Mobile
Matteo Umberto Poli
Dinh Huyn Cong
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.