The project will cost more than 1 billion euros and may be divided into 3 macroareas: the Rogoredo area, Zomìna Montecity residential zone and the Montecity Avenue area. Work on the first two areas will begin in 2005 and last about 4 years, but the complex as a whole will not be ready before 2010. The great 600 metre long "Avenue" will be lined with residences, service facilities, commercial spaces, and treed areas with fountains and playgrounds. Behind this system offices and hotels will form courtyards, piazzas and gardens, as well as a church dedicated to St. Giulia, with a big piazza of its own.
The intention is to create sophisticated, polyhedric architectural spaces featuring public artworks, paintings and installations such as Arnaldo Pomodoro's sculpture in the Zunino collection.
The project will enjoy a favourable combination of size, location and transportation infrastructures, as the area is not only close to road and rail links and the airport but has open countryside close at hand. The goal of this modern, functional development is to combine all the services of the big city with the charms of a tranquil residential area offering plenty of free space.
Laura Della Badia
Biography of Norman Foster