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Universita Luigi Bocconi / Grafton Architects

Awarded the 2008 World Building of the Year Award, the Luigi Bocconi University is thought of as a large market hall or place of exchange. The Building's hall acts as a filter between the city and the university.

© Frederico Brunetti

Architects: Grafton Architects

Location: Milan, Italy

Area: 45000.0 m2

Project Year: 2008

Photographs: Frederico Brunetti

Project Managers: Progetto CMR

Structure And Civils: Studiio Ingegneria E.Pereira

Mechanical And Electrical: Amman Progetti

Environmental Consultants Competition Stage: BDSP

Acoustic Consultant: Arpservice S.p.a

Model Makers: Paul Harrison, City Models
© Frederico Brunetti

Text description provided by the architects. Awarded the 2008 World Building of the Year Award, the Luigi Bocconi University is thought of as a large market hall or place of exchange. The Building's hall acts as a filter between the city and the university.

Sketch 1

The northern edge of the site fronts onto the artery of Viale Bligny, with the clatter of trams, the rush of busses, general traffic, people passing. It addresses the throbbing urban life of Milan, weaves into the mesh of the city. This frontage becomes the architectural opportunity to have a 'window' to Milan, a memorable image to confirm the important cultural contribution that the Bocconi University plays in the life of this city. For this reason, ...
Source: Archdaily
URL: http://www.archdaily.com/

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