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University Bocconi

Sted: Milano, Arkitekt: Grafton Architects, Byggeår: 2008

Adresse: via roberto sarfatti, 25, 20136 milano


Inside, our building is thought of as a large market hall or place of exchange. The Building’s hall acts as a filter between the city and the university.
The northern edge of the site fronts onto the artery of Viale Bligny, with the clatter of trams, the rush of busses, general traffic, people passing. It addresses the throbbing urban life of Milan, weaves into the mesh of the city. This frontage becomes the architectural opportunity to have a window to Milan, a memorable image to confirm the important cultural contribution that the Bocconi University plays in the life of this city.
 

For this reason, the public space of the aula magna occupies
this frontage, asserting a symbolic presence and a register of the prestigious status of the University.
 

The building is set back from the Viale Bligny & Via Roentgen edges to make a public space 18m x 90m inspired by the space forward of Hospital Maggiore.This new deep finger of space reaches out to the city and beckons the visitor into the heart of the interior. This public space continues into the building, bringing with it it’s stone surface, the floor of the city.
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