Cascina Sella Nuova

Working, Living and Naturally Socializing are the key words that guided the redevelopment and refurbishment project of Cascina Sella Nuova.
Starting from the historical and architectural quality of the former buildings, the ruins and related documents that time has returned to us, the project idea redeveloped the typical elements of the original farmhouse: the curtains, the courtyards, the Italian garden and the large green areas and fields in the surrounding area to connect, mediate and weave new relations with the city that has grown all around.
Through a path of meetings and dialogue with the subjects involved in this ambitious and sustainable project, which envisages new agricultural, commercial, educational, tourist and cultural functions, an architectural project was developed in line with the principles set out in the programmatic slogan.
The objective shared with the various actors involved was not to stop at a recovery only, but also to aim at a real revitalization of a heritage on the border between the urban and the agricultural Milan from an architectural point of view.
The result of this path is the definition of a possible intervention aimed at creating a new centrality and a new point of reference where the city limits become more blurred and rarefied in terms of cohesion, urbanization and services.
It is from an "elevated" point of observation that the project takes shape: from the idea of ​​a roof intended both as a shelter and as a connection and inclusion device.
The new roof is a highly distinctive architectural element, a sort of new horizontal 'facade', which is offered to the large buildings of the neighborhood, which silently observe from below where the new functions of the Cascina find space, and to interact with the context, reconnecting spaces, functions, geometries and people.

Architectural Design: Piuarch with studio Passerini

1° prize competition


2019 - current

Client: Associazione Thara Rothas

Area: 6.000 sqm




Cascina Sella Nuova

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Cascina Sella Nuova

The project reconstructs the curtains and the original "closed court" in continuity with the traditional morphological and linguistic characters.

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The new building volumes restore the typical unitary character of the original building re-proposed in a contemporary interpretation.

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The new roof becomes an opportunity to give an interpretation of the values ​​of the pre-existing buildings, enhancing their original characteristics and at the same time conferring a new identity in a contemporary key.

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The project reconstructs the original courtyards with great care for the greenery and the intersection between open spaces and relationships.

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