Social Housing via Cenni

Mies van der Rohe Award 2015 - nominee Milan / Italy / 2013

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4 towers of 9 floors connected by a 2-storey buildings for 123 apartments built in just 18 months, thanks to the use of load bearing timber structures. An absolute primacy in Europe in size and height between residential complexes made with this construction system; Cenni district offers a moderately priced apartment for rent or purchase, for young people and needy families and it is an example of ‘sustainable living’ and solidarity. The intervention was achieved as the result of the international design competition held by the fund Polaris Real Estate in collaboration with Fondazione Housing Sociale as part of the initiatives implemented by the Fondo Federale Immobiliare di Lombardia. It is an ethical real estate investment closed fund with a moderate profitability, reserved to institutional subjetcs and directed to investments in the housing market; it includes Cariplo, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, Intesa Sanpaolo, Banca Popolare di Milano, Regione Lombardia, Assicurazione Generali, Cassa dei Geometri, Prelios, Telecom. Cenni district is a public-private collaboration, and thanks to the rents below market standards, meets the needs of the middle-low income segment of population. As part of this transaction, the wooden building has allowed us to an important reduce of the implementation times, also allowing to reduce the risks of processing stages in the construction site, of the seismic risk and of fire, reducing the energy consumption of 4/5 and making the whole process of building technically more verifiable, more manageable and - not at least - economically more attractive.


The principles of the eco-village and the smart-city are all contained within this project: green roofs, community manager, walkability, features and centrality of green space, environmentally friendly materials; indeed, it has been used the cross-laminated timber panels building system, making it the highest building in Europe built with this technology.


Size of the site:30.325 sqm
Size of the building:18.850 sqm

COLLABORADORS
Tekne spa , Borlini & Zanini SA , czstudio associati, D&D srl

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    4 towers of 9 floors connected by a 2-storey buildings for 123 apartments built in just 18 months, thanks to the use of load bearing timber structures. An absolute primacy in Europe in size and height between residential complexes made with this construction system; Cenni district offers a moderately priced apartment for rent or purchase, for young people and needy families and it is an example of ‘sustainable living’ and solidarity. The intervention was achieved as the result of...

    Project details
    • Year 2013
    • Work finished in 2013
    • Client Polaris Investment Italia SGR
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Multi-family residence
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