Nodo Bovisa

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01. Name of the Team

02. Composition of the Team

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04. Files (.zip format only)

Your Expression of Interest file must contain the three following components:

1) Description of the bidding team and its organisation
Please note that a dedicated Bidding Team Form is available in the site's dataroom.

2) Presentation of the project and development concept for the site
This includes the project description (roughly 10 pages in A4/US Letter format) AND an illustration board (one page in A3/Tabloid format) The project description will include the outlines of the project and of the solutions proposed to address the 10 challenges identified.

3) Presentation of the intended legal and financial set-up
This memo (maximum of one page in A4/US Letter format) will include the legal-financial framework proposed by the bidding team. Note that at this stage, the legal-financial aspect is only a statement of intentions. The definitive commitments of the team will appear in the final proposal.

These documents must be written in English and/or in the language indicated in the SSR, and each of them will be dated and signed by the lead representative of the bidding team.
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The Nodo Bovisa site is an area comprising 9 hectares including the Milan Nord Bovisa-Politecnico station, a gateway to the city via the international Malpensa airport and railway junction between the centre of Milan and north of the metropolitan area. It is a strategic hub along the north-west central line, which is being developed from the Porta Nuova business centre up to the Rho-Pero exhibition centre, formalising some of the more significant urban transformations in progress within Milan.

This includes the former Scalo Farini, the Bovisa-Goccia area, the Stephenson business park, the Cascina Merlata residential and business development and the Milan Innovation District, the setting of the Human Technology Park and the science faculty of the State University of Milan in the post Expo area. In order to heighten accessibility, the Milan 2030 strategy locates the following in one of the “Nodi”(Hubs) areas: gateway to the city for which town planning regulations are foreseen aimed at catalysing investments in order to develop the existing infrastructures and trigger urban regeneration.

Besides the station and the forecourts in front, which are today used for parking, the site is composed of an extensive brownfield in the Bovisa district, east of the tracks, which is involved in the extensive reconversion of large industrial areas into research and innovation centres. This includes the Negri Institute and the Design and Engineering campus of the Polytechnic of Milan, which has started up widespread generation in disused areas for offices, laboratories, start-up incubators and spaces for culture and residences in response to a growing demand for homes, specifically for students. To the west of the railway, in the Bovisa-Goccia area, the Municipality  and Polytechnic are committed to upgrading the area around the former gasometers, providing for a large park, the expansion of the campus and the establishment of a science park.

Reinventing the “Nodo” is an opportunity for it to act as a hinge between the areas separated by the tracks, to repair the district and to integrate the station as a gateway to a strategic urban functions system.

Il sito Nodo Bovisa è un’area di 9 ha che comprende la stazione di Milano Nord Bovisa-Politecnico, porta di accesso alla città dall’aeroporto internazionale di Malpensa e nodo ferroviario tra il centro di Milano e il nord dell’area metropolitana. Si tratta di un hub strategico lungo l’asse del nord-ovest, che si sviluppa dal centro direzionale Porta Nuova al polo fieristico di Rho-Pero, mettendo a sistema alcune tra le trasformazioni urbane più rilevanti in atto sul territorio milanese: l’ex Scalo Farini, l’area Bovisa-Goccia, il distretto direzionale di Stephenson, lo sviluppo residenziale e commerciale di Cascina Merlata e il Milan Innovation District, sede dello Human Technopole e delle facoltà scientifiche dell’Università Statale di Milano nell’area del post Expo.

Per via dell’elevata accessibilità, la strategia Milano2030 individua nell’area uno dei “Nodi”: porte di accesso alla città per le quali è prevista una disciplina urbanistica volta a catalizzare investimenti per valorizzare le infrastrutture esistenti e innescare la rigenerazione urbana.

Oltre che dalla stazione e dai piazzali antistanti, oggi adibiti a parcheggio, il sito è composto da un ampio brownfield nel quartiere di Bovisa, a est dei binari, interessato da un profondo processo di riconversione dei grandi recinti industriali in poli per la ricerca e l’innovazione, come l’Istituto Negri e i campus di Design e Ingegneria del Politecnico di Milano, che ha avviato la rigenerazione diffusa di aree dismesse in uffici, laboratori, incubatori di start-up e spazi per la cultura e residenze in risposta alla crescente domanda abitativa, in particolare rivolta a studenti. A ovest della ferrovia, nell’area di Bovisa-Goccia, Comune e Politecnico sono impegnati nella riqualificazione delle aree degli ex gasometri, che ospiteranno un grande parco, l’espansione del campus e l’insediamento di un parco scientifico. Reinventare il Nodo è l’occasione per fare da cerniera tra gli ambiti separati dai binari, ricucire il quartiere e integrare la stazione quale porta di accesso a un sistema di funzioni urbane strategiche. 


Expected plan
Regenerate the district, setting up mixed urban functions, consistent with context; upgrading the station and the public areas to improve accessibility; boosting up interchange services.

Site’s owner
Municipality of Milan, Ferrovienord

Plot area
about 91,000 m2, subdivided into two units:
Municipality of Milan, about 54,000 m2;
Ferrovienord, about 37,000 m2.

Type of property transfer intended
 Surface rights  including related building rights with minimum prices set by the ownership. In accordance with the proposal, it will be possible to transfer further building rights according to the methods foreseen in the PGT (City of Milan’s Urban Plan also by making a request for this to the Municipality of Milan.

Deadline for the submission of the Expression of Interest
5 June 2020 2pm Milan local time (UTC+1)

Language requirements 
All the documents of the EOI must be submitted in Italian 
The second document of the EOI (presentation of the project and development concept for the site) must also be submitted in English 


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