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La Forgiatura: Industrial Park Transformed Into Verdant Urban Oasis in Milan
Posted By Ana Lisa On April 26, 2013 @ 5:29 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Green renovation | No Comments
Created with the help of developer Real step Property Management , La Forgiatura  honors the excellence and history of the metallurgical industry that once operated on its site. The shiny new complex consist of 7 buildings – some new some old – constructed from glass, wood, concrete and steel. According to the architect, natural elements like soil, water and light were carefully considered to turn the industrial space into an urban oasis.
One of the new shelters — the ‘UFO ’– looks like it just landed on the roof of an existing building. The interior spaces were designed to be comfortable and energy-efficient while preserving a strong connection to the outdoors through green patios, tall ceilings, big windows and natural light. But one of the redevelopment’s most interesting aspects is its new green hills, which elegantly hide ugly machinery beneath the earth.
+ La Forgiatura 
Via Arch Daily 
Photos by Stefano Topuntoli 
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URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/la-forgiatura-industrial-park-transformed-into-verdant-urban-oasis-in-milan/
URLs in this post:
 Giuseppe Tortato: http://www.giuseppetortato.it/
 La Forgiatura: http://www.laforgiatura.it/
 regeneration: http://inhabitat.com/turenscape-architects-turns-a-54-acre-garbage-dump-into-luscious-low-maintenance-park-in-china/
 Real step Property Management: http://www.laforgiatura.it/en/contatti.htm
 UFO: http://inhabitat.com/fantastic-ufo-shaped-evoluon-in-eindhoven-was-designed-by-philips-and-now-helds-green-events/
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