Scalo Greco Breda

Milan, Italy

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The Greco Breda site is a former “freight terminal” of 6 ha, part of the Milan strategic plan to transform underused railway areas of the City. The site, organized in three main parcels, presents a great opportunity to enhance the connections between the mixed-use historical neighborhood of Precotto and the former industrial area of Bicocca, with housing and services related to the University campus.

The Greco Breda site is part of Milan’s strategic plan for the regeneration of railway areas. The site comprises three main parcels: the former railway yard next to the Greco-Pirelli station, a green area located further east on Via Breda and a narrow long strip, the site of a disused track facing the Bicocca district in the west.

The site is strategically located in the northeast of Milan, opposite the Greco-Pirelli railway station, 6 minutes from the Porta Garibaldi hub. It represents a valuable opportunity to improve the connections between a mixed-use historic neighborhood, namely Precotto, which is rich in services and activities; and Bicocca, a former industrial area characterised by a remarkable urban renewal project designed by architect Vittorio Gregotti in the 1990s. This includes the University of Milan  campus, the Arcimboldi theatre and other cultural amenities, such as the Pirelli Hangar Bicocca Art Center and a Multiplex Cinema. 

The presence of one of the busiest railway stations providing suburban services on the link to Monza makes the site a key node in the metropolitan context. The redevelopment of the site constitutes an opportunity to reduce vehicular traffic and to promote the use of sustainable modes of transport, overcoming the railway barrier to enable better pedestrian and cycling connections to the station and relevant destinations.

The creation of synergies on existing services such as the university and cultural institutions must be taken into account for the site development. Affordable housing, particularly for students and temporary workers, and neighborhood services for the local population, may integrate light productive activities with generous public spaces and green areas; these may include the reorganisation and expansion of existing informal urban orchards, in connection with the green areas network at the urban level.


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Expected program

Affordable social housing, including student housing, with complementary uses. Green areas and related equipment.

Plot area
62,189 sqm, consisting of three main parcels.

Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane SpA (FS) and FS Sistemi Urbani SRL (FSSU).

Type of property transfer intended
The site will be on sale with its building rights, with a minimum price set by the owner.

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