Milan means modernity, design and also high-rise buildings, it is the only city in Italy with skyscrapers, indeed.
Starting from the Fondazione Feltrinelli, planned by Herzog & De Meuron, a sustainable building made up by two pyramids that houses a collection of more than 200.000 volumes as well as 170.000 magazines, a space dedicated both to culture and to social life, we will have a nice stroll among modern and ancient buildings, noticing how they are matched together.
The Corso Como Street, with its 19th century buildings, the renowned “Case di ringhiera“, as well as it nice hidden courtyards, its restaurants and fashion shops, is a trendy area, a meeting place for wealthy people, soccer players and stars, especially in the evening.
It ends up with the residences by Munoz + Albin, the perfection connection between the old and the new architecture, that lead you to the amazing Gae Aulenti Square. Surrounded by the tallest buildings in Italy, the square leaves the visitors breathless. The Unicredit Tower, with its 231 metres, is a the tallest skyscraper of our city as well as of our country. Planned by the famous argentinian architect Cesar Pelli, here is the headquarter of the bank, with 4.000 employees, a business district then but full of shops, cafes and restaurants as well, that gives the chance to whoever works here to spend their lunch breaks either training in one of the gyms of the area or just walking about enjoying the atmosphere and meeting up with friends and colleagues in a nice restaurant or cafe.
From the square you can admire the stunning Vertical Forest by Stefano Boeri, two residential towers completely covered with trees, plants and green, thus proving that hise-rise building doesn’t necessarily mean pollution, but it can also help improving the living conditions in the apartments, thanks to the oxygen produced by the trees and to the sustainability of the architecture itself.
Afterwards, passing next to the new Unicredit Pavillon by Michele de Lucchi, we will finally reach the Alvar Aalto Square, and another stunning view opens to our eyes: the tallest residential Solaria Tower, by Miami Architectonica Studio, with the smaller Solea and Aria Towers, as well as the Porta Nuova Villas, the Diamantini and the Diamantone, planned by Kohn Pedersen & Fox, that house some important international companies such as BNP Paribas, Samsung, HSBC, as well as the famous Berton restaurant of the two-Michelin-star Chef Andrea Berton.
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