CityLife (Milan)

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Coordinates: 45°28′32″N 9°09′11″E / 45.475661°N 9.153178°E / 45.475661; 9.153178

Torre Isozaki
The Straight One
Alliance Tower
General information
Status Under construction
Type Mixed use
Architectural style Modern
Location Milan, Italy
Construction started 2011
Opening ?
Height
Roof 207 m (679 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 50
Design and construction
Architect Arata Isozaki & Associates, Andrea Maffei (architect)
Torre Hadid
The Twisted One
Generali Tower
General information
Status Proposed
Type ?
Architectural style Modern
Location Milan, Italy
Opening ?
Height
Roof 174 m (571 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 44
Design and construction
Architect Zaha Hadid
Torre Libeskind
The Curved One
General information
Status Proposed
Type ?
Architectural style Modern
Location Milan, Italy
Opening ?
Height
Roof 160 m (525 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 34
Design and construction
Architect Studio Daniel Libeskind

CityLife is a residential and business district under construction in Milan, Italy.

The development is being carried out by CityLife SpA, a company controlled by Generali Group and affiliated to Allianz Group, that won the international tender for the redevelopment of the historic neighborhood of Fiera Milano with an offer of €523 million. The project is designed by architects Arata Isozaki, Daniel Libeskind and Zaha Hadid.

The project involves the construction of three skyscrapers: Torre Isozaki (Il Dritto, The Straight One), Torre Hadid (Lo Storto, The Twisted One) and Torre Libeskind (Il Curvo, The Curved One). In addition, more than 50% of the available area, 168,000 m2 (1,810,000 sq ft), will be devoted to a park characterized by a landscape that evokes the geography of Lombardy. A Museum of Contemporary Art is also part of the project. The residential area will cover about 164,000 m2 (1,770,000 sq ft), with around 1,300 apartments (housing about 4,500 people). There will also be underground parking space for around 5,000 vehicles. Further to the existing public transportation network, the CityLife area will be served by a new extension of the metro line 5, currently under construction, with a dedicated station at the centre of the “Piazza Tre Torri”. Work on the project started in 2007.

Skyskrapers[edit]

Torre Isozaki / The Straight One / Allianz Tower[edit]

Upon its completion, with 207 m (679 ft) and 50 floors, Torre Isozaki ("Il Dritto") will be among the tallest buildings in Italy by roof height. It was designed by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, who is renowned in Italy for the design of the Palasport Olimpico in Turin.[1]

Torre Hadid / The Twisted One / Generali Tower[edit]

Torre Hadid ("Lo Storto") will be 174 m (571 ft) high with 44 floors. The building rises vertically with a dynamic, twisting shape.[2] Its designer is the Anglo-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid.[3]

Torre Libeskind / The Curved One[edit]

Torre Libeskind ("Il Curvo") will reach a height of 160 m (525 ft) with 34 floors. It has been conceived as part of an ideal sphere that surrounds Piazza Tre Torri and will be flanked by the two other skyscrapers. It was designed by Daniel Libeskind.[4]

Residences[edit]

Hadid Residences[edit]

Situated in the south-east part of this area the Hadid Residences [5] have been designed by Zaha Hadid and are composed of seven buildings.

Libeskind Residences[edit]

The Libeskind Residences[6] are designed by Daniel Liebeskind. They are composed of eight buildings situated in the south-west part of the area. They will both feature prestigious apartments overlooking the park. These residences will benefit from all the facilities of the futuristic urban planning system.

Park Tower[edit]

The residential tower, designed by Daniel Libeskind, is planned.

Culture[edit]

Palazzo delle Scintille[edit]

The former Pavilion 3 of Fiera Milano City, which is located in Viale Cassiodoro with a total area of 15,500 sqm, is under reconstruction and will become Palazzo delle Scintelle, a place for culture, as fashion and culture an international level.

Museum of Contemporary Art[edit]

Green Areas[edit]

CityLife Park[edit]

With an area of about 170,000 sqm, it includes cycling and walking paths. It also completes the group of parks in the north-west of Milan, with Simplon Park and the park of Porta Nuova Business District. The international competition for the design of the park was proclaimed in 2010 and was won by the architectural studios: Gustafson Porter (United Kingdom), Melk, One Works and Ove Arup.

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