The winning project: ARIA
Team representative: Redo Sgr Spa – società benefit
Architect(s): Snøhetta Oslo AS, Barreca & La Varra, Cino Zucchi Architetti s.r.l., Stantec S.p.A., Chapman Taylor Architetti S.r.l.
Environmental Expert(s): Stantec S.p.A.
Others: Consorzio Cooperative Lavoratori, Delta Ecopolis SOC. COOP, CA Student Living UK Holdings Limited, Fondazione Housing Sociale, IED Istituto Europeo Di Design SPA, Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, prof. Ing. Marco Filippi, Deloitte Financial Advisory S.R.L., E.ON Business Solutions S.R.L., MOBILITYINCHAIN SRL, LAMA Development and Cooperation Agency Soc.Coop., Planet Idea S.r.l., MPARTNER SRL, PNAT SRL, Cresme Ricerche S.p.A., Mare Food Lab srl, Associazione Giacimenti Urbani, TheFabLab srl, Associazione Festival della Scienza, Eatour srl, Sub Divo S.r.l, GaiaGo Sri, Electreon Wireless LTD, ènostra, LifeGate Consulting and Media Spa, Fondazione Don Gino Rigoldi onlus, Associazione Amici di Edoardo ONLUS, Museo AcomeAmbiente (MAcA), Istituti Scolastici di zona, Parrocchia San Pio V e Santa Marinia di Calvairate, So.Ge.Mi, A2A, Amsa, Quattro.
Aria is a new neighborhood, alive, full of activities and exploring new ways of learning, having fun, growing up, living, and working. It will be the first Carbon Negative Area in Milan thanks to the ectogrid energy district which, with the photovoltaic energy of the Renewable Energy Communities, subtracts CO2eq from the rest of the city. Aria will certify the buildings as LEED Gold, and the masterplan as LEED for Cities & Communities.
Thanks to the new IED international campus, the POD science district dedicated to the dissemination of future ecofriendly technologies, and the intelligent management of open spaces. The renovation of the historic buildings goes well beyond the requirements of the Sovrintendenza and creates a place based on heritage and the circular economy of the built environment.
Through its diverse culture, creativity and solidarity with the environment, ARIA immerses its citizens in a variety of lifestyles that boasts workplaces, sites for the production and use of services: sustainable living based on inclusive and innovative experiences of cohabitation and collaborative temporary uses.
The role of plants will reduce environmental impacts thanks to parks, green yards, vegetable gardens, facades and thanks to the Air Factory, it will purify indoor environments, filtering atmospheric contaminants.
Key components & solutions
Aria will bring 3000 new residents to the area and create 30 000 new jobs.
Set to be the first carbon-negative building in Milan by means of 100% renewable energy, efficient electrical and thermal design, promotion of carbon-friendly mobility and green spaces.
The project has a carbon footprint of 52% lower compared to that of BAU construction projects.
It follows the LEED standard and at least 30% of all materials used in construction will come from recycled sources.
50% of landfill waste is redirected to recycling stations.
The reuse of groundwater from the Borgognone river overall reduces the water consumption per inhabitant by 30%
Presentation of the siteThe Ex Macello site is a disused area spanning around 15 hectares, the site of the communal slaughter house and of the poultry and rabbit market in the real estate compendium of the Milan wholesale market. Situated in the south-east district of the city, in the district of Calvairate in Municipality 4, the area is a stone’s throw away from the Milan Porta Vittoria station, which is served by the suburban lines that link the metropolitan area to the city centre through the railway link. This enables the business centre of Porta Nuova and Repubblica to be reached in a few minutes, as with the Rogoredo station, which is served by high-speed trains, and the Forlanini station, linked to Linate airport by the M4. The Milan 2030 Plan identifies one of the “Piani Attuativi Obbligatori” (obligatory implementation plans) on site, one of the areas in which is provided a specific town planning regulation aimed at managing the regeneration of the areas. It provides a mix of urban functions including social housing at accessible prices.
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Regenerating a degraded area by maximising urban and environmental quality, and social and operational mix including social housing, in synergy with the context.
Municipality of Milan
Site surface area
The site occupies a surface area of approx.148.371 square metres.
Type of transfer anticipated
Surface rights, including related building rights, with indication of a minimum price set by the owner.