The Fola subsidized housing complex is situated in Sesto San Giovanni, just north of Milan, and is part of an urban renewal plan that involves the entire surrounding area. The main goal of the solutions proposed by the project is to realize a high-quality building with an economical budget. The building, with its distinctive C-shape floor plan, has five floors – four above ground and one below. The two lateral wings form an internal plaza that serves as the main site of encounter and leisure for the inhabitants as well as the principal access to the nearby green spaces. The main façade is 48 metres long, its rhythm defined by the passage to the internal plaza and by the vertical strips containing the windows and sliding metal blinds. The technological solutions applied here are simple but effective for ensuring maximum environ- mental quality for every apartment.

© Andrea Martiradonna

 

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  • Sesto San Giovanni, MI, Italy
  • 1996 / 2000 – Built
  • Client: Municipality of Sesto San Giovanni
  • Built area: 4.000 sqm
    • Housing

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Fola Housing

The two lateral wings form an internal plaza that serves as the main site of encounter and leisure for the inhabitants as well as the principal access to the nearby green spaces.

Fola Housing

The paving of the ground floor extends outside the building and into the plaza, creating a continuity between indoors and outdoors.

Fola Housing
Fola Housing

The main façade rhythm is defined by the passage to the internal plaza and by the vertical strips containing the windows and sliding metal blinds.

Fola Housing

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