Scalo Milano opens, project by Metrogramma



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A few days ago, a commercial retail hub opened in the old Saiwa biscuit factory in Locate Triulzi, south of Milan.

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Scalo Milano opens, project by Metrogramma A few days ago, a commercial retail hub opened in the old Saiwa biscuit factory in Locate Triulzi, south of Milan. The art direction and architectural design is by Metrogramma Milano, studio founded by Andrea Boschetti and Alberto Francini.

Scalo Milano, the new “City Style” retail hub, close to the metro, trains and ring roads, and just 20 minutes from Milan city, opened its doors a few days ago in Locate Triulzi on an old industrial site that used to be the Saiwa biscuit factory.

The project by architecture and urban planning firm Metrogramma Milano exploits this old building and its language, referencing industry as the icon of Milan's entrepreneurial spirit to craft what is an actual new district, much more than a standard shopping centre.

Scalo Milano has an area of 60,000 sq.m and 300 commercial units, and is the first luxury village project in Italy, offering top level retail reflected in what for this sector is an ambitious and innovative architectural design. 
Indeed, Metrogramma has reinterpreted the factory enhancing its stylistic traits with large, multi-coloured windows, polished steel and chrome metal that bounces off the bold, dynamic core. The stand-out feature of this stand-out retail hub is the large plaza and its spectacular roof.

They match everything with attentive design of the outdoor areas, connected by paths broken up by spaces, real urban squares with their own urban furnishings, plants and lighting.
A design response that crafts places for resting and sharing around the three themes of Scalo Milano: Food, Fashion and Design. There are also spaces for all kinds of contemporary art, including photography and street art for the many extra-shopping initiatives, underscoring its vocation to become a new “city hub”.

Christiane Bürklein

Project (Architectural Design and Art Direction): Metrogramma Milano
Location: Locate Triulzi, Milan (Italy)
Client: LOCATE District Spa, PROMOS Group
Year: 2016 
Images: courtesy of Metrogramma

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