The project concerns the proposal for the comprehensive redevelopment of the existing building located at Via Sassi 4, Milan. The property consists of a simple building with a regular layout adapted to fit the neighbouring buildings, its main façade facing the internal section of the plot that it stands on, which is characterised by green space.
As it was originally part of a medical complex belonging to Milan’s local health authority, the architecture of the façades is simple, with the full and empty spaces arranged in a regular rhythm and wholly lacking in decorative elements.
Whilst the property in question does not directly overlook the public street, it borders with the north cloister of the monumental complex of Santa Maria delle Grazie and its shorter side, which faces south, rises a full three storeys higher than the roof of the cloister.
The project involves the general renovation of the building without disturbing the volume and its prominent original silhouette. The property shall remain for residential use, but offer a different internal layout of the residential units, creating apartments of various typologies as well as adding a new stairwell with a lift.
YEAR: 2018 – in progress
TIPOLOGY: Residential complex
CLIENT: Sigiliz S.r.l.
COLLABORATORS: Francesca Romanò, Elena Codazzi