A Green Revival
A large area of industrial warehouses on the banks of the Navigli in Milan is transformed into laboratories, offices and lofts. The green element represents the connective tissue and softens the rigidity of the existing implant. The green partly built on the slab was reborn where it had disappeared in the era when the industry occupied central areas of the city. Among the ex-sheds (now tree-lined avenues) gardens and squares, courtyards and patios follow one another and interpenetrate, forming private spaces and common areas with rest spaces, water, trees and woods. Blind facades and plant cabins are covered and wrapped in vegetation walls and many roofs are transformed into hanging gardens.