Work has been completed on Expo Village in Cascina Merlata, Milan. The complex consists of 7 residential tower blocks with a total of 397 apartments and common areas for the national delegations present at Expo 2015.
The 7 residential towers were designed by the architects of MCA Mario Cucinella Architects, Teknoarch, B22 and Pura according to high standards of quality and environmental sustainability despite their limited budget.
The ground floor of each tower block has multi-purpose spaces designed to meet the needs if inhabitants from different cultures with different habits and lifestyles. Overlooking the big plaza designed by Cino Zucchi Associati are a gym, a living room and a 100 square metre meeting room, a coffee shop, a medical clinic, a laundry and an interfaith place of worship measuring 80 square metres where people of different religions can gather to celebrate their rites.
At the end of Expo Milano 2015 the residences will be converted into social housing.
Photos: Guido Maria Isolabella