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April 19, 2017

Last Friday 7th of April in a presentation at Milan Design Week 2017, a new vision for Scali Milano study project – Milan’s disused railway yards, was presented by Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT.

Scali Milano study is part of a city-wide public consultation to define priorities for the scali (train hubs) and was initiated by FS Sistemi Urbani, in collaboration with the Municipality of Milan and the Lombardy Region.

This initiative promotes a participatory, inclusive, collaborative and sustainable urban regeneration of seven former railway yards, seeking the transformation over one million square meters of brownfield into urban areas with housing, offices, retail and cultural institutions.

In December 2016, over 2,000 people participated in a large-scale multidisciplinary workshop with five architectural teams: Stefano Boeri, MAD architects, Cino Zucchi Architetti, Mecanoo and EMBT.

EMBT’s new vision entitled ‘Miracoli a Milano’, focuses on the importance of water as a mean to connect the city with its population, nature and history. Designed to make Milan a more comfortable place to live, by giving each of the seven districts a special character. Some of the scali will be dedicated to cultural programming, design and fashion, while other are zoned for young companies and start-ups.

The outcome of the consultation and the proposals of the four other teams participating in the Scali Milano initiative was exhibited to the public from April 4th-9th 2017 at the Fondo Corsa Porta Genova – Passerella Biki (Milan).

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