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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

Giuseppe Tortato, La Forgiatura, renovation, glass, milan, energy efficient, green office, italy, Architecture, energy efficiency, Green renovation

Created with the help of developer Real step Property Management [1], La Forgiatura [2] 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 [3]’– 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 [2]

+ Stefano Topuntoli [4]

Via Arch Daily [2]

Photos by Stefano Topuntoli [4]

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[1] Real step Property Management: http://www.laforgiatura.it/en/contatti.htm

[2] La Forgiatura: http://www.laforgiatura.it/

[3] UFO: http://inhabitat.com/fantastic-ufo-shaped-evoluon-in-eindhoven-was-designed-by-philips-and-now-helds-green-events/

[4] + Stefano Topuntoli: http://www.giuseppetortato.it/

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