Sustainable, multi award-winning architecture in Milan. Milanofiori by OBR

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Sustainable, multi award-winning architecture in Milan. Milanofiori by OBR
A housing complex constructed in Milanofiori, a district in Milan characterised by a series of functions. The work by Italian architecture firm, OBR centres on engagement with green.

The Milanofiori project by Italian architects, OBR with offices in Genoa, Milan and London, surpasses the concept of community housing in favour of an “interconnecting multipurpose system”. It is an example of new, wide-ranging contemporary living.

The interpretation of this project is encompassed in the manifest need to live and work in the same area and in close contact with nature.

So, the complex has a “C” shape layout that embraces the public park, integrating the space through permeable facades. The façade on the “green” side has bioclimatic greenhouses, formed by the porches and terraces of the homes; on the street side, a system of wooden elements creates a variable thickness screen.

OBR places the residents at the centre of its design, seeking to give them maximum comfort; this is based on aware living and low impact living, in this respecting the clusters established by the master plan for this rapidly growing part of Milan.

The project has won a number of awards, including the “LEAF Award for the Residential Building of the Year” and the “Overall Winner LEAF Awards 2011”.

Project team:
OBR S.r.l. Open Building Research S.r.l. http://www.obr.eu
Favero & Milan Ingegneria S.p.A.
Studio Ti S.r.l.
Buro Happold Ltd
Davide Simonetti

Project management:
P&P S.r.l.
Luigi Pezzoli

Client: Milanofiori 2000 S.r.l. (Brioschi Sviluppo Immobiliare Group)

Location: Assago, Milano, Italy

Dimensions: Slp 15.080 sqm

Photographs: 1, 2, 4 and 5 - Mariela Apollonio, 3 and 6 - Michele Nastasi
Contractor: Marcora S.p.A. – Cile S.p.A.

2005 Design competition (1st prize)
2005 Preliminary design
2006 Definitive project
2007 Construction documents
2010 Realized

2012 WAN Awards Residential, London
2012 Good Design Award, Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, Chicago
2011 Leaf Award for the Residential Building of the Year, London
2011 Overall Winner Leaf Awards, London
2010 European 40 Under 40, Madrid

Link: http://www.floornature.com/architecture-news/news-2011-leaf-award-goes-to-obr-of-italy-7219/


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