Contemporary architecture in Milan and Rome

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Contemporary architecture in Italy

Italian design and engineering are world-renowned and we set up programs for groups with special interests of contemporary architecture. In the interesting Porta Nuova area in Milan and in Rome where it also becomes a unique opportunity to compare architecture from different historical periods.

Contemporary architecture in Milan

The neighborhood Porta Nuova in Milan that has been abandoned for 50 years is now one of Europe’s most interesting sites for contemporary architecture. The old business area has got new service buildings, luxury residential buildings and commercial and cultural spaces on a total area of about 350.000 square meters.
The project, created by Hines, is divided into three areas (Garibaldi, Varisine and Isola) with a large central park called “The tree library”.

Among the innovative buildings can be mentioned for example the “Vertical Forest”, that is completely inspired by sustainability and biodiversity instead of the technological aspects of most contemporary buildings. The project consists of two residential towers on which there are growing 900 trees. The choice of vegetation depends on the direction and floor plan and evergreens are alternated with deciduous trees, which makes the building change its appearance depending on the season. The building was awarded in 2014 with the prestigious International Highrise Award.

Contemporary architecture and historical buildings in Rome

A new cultural awareness is slowly changing Rome from a purely historical city into an active center also for contemporary architecture. Here you can make a unique comparison of architecture from different historical eras with contemporary design by famous architects such as Massimiliano Fuksas, Renzo Piano, Richard Meier, Zaha Hadid, Odile Decq, Santiago Calatrava and King & Roselli.

The guides for the contemporary architecture tours are architects themselves and in Rome we can arrange meetings with a project manager or at an interesting architecture studio in Rome. During the historical tours in Rome you will be guided by an authorized local guide.

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