greenhouses, vegetable gardens and the student campus. Here’s what the 2026 Winter Olympics village will look like – Corriere.it

greenhouses, vegetable gardens and the student campus. Here’s what the 2026 Winter Olympics village will look like – Corriere.it
greenhouses, vegetable gardens and the student campus. Here’s what the 2026 Winter Olympics village will look like – Corriere.it

We get to the heart of the project of urban regeneration of the Porta Romana airport and it also takes shape the Olympic village for the Milan-Cortina 2026 Winter Games, which will be delivered to the city by July 2025. Positioned in the south-west quadrant of the airport, the area of ​​about 60 thousand square meters will host the village of the Olympic athletes and will then be converted, at the end of the competition, into student housing.

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Milano Scalo Romana, this is how the village of the Milan-Cortina 2026 Olympics will be

All in the name of eco-sustainability. The winning project, Parco Romana, at the end of the international competition launched by the Porta Romana real estate investment fund (promoted and managed by Coima Sgr and signed by Covivio, Prada Holding and the Coima Esg City Impact fund), in fact, provides for the use of materials chosen precisely for their characteristics of sustainability (recyclability, reuse, environmental eco-compatibility). Not only, more than 30 percent of the energy will be produced thanks to the installation of solar thermal and photovoltaic systems; rainwater will be collected and reused, with a reduction in the use of drinking water by more than 50 percent and a CO2 drop 40 percent off.

The Olympic Village facility will be organized into three sectors: the residential area and some collective services intended to become student housing. The central part of the structure, dedicated to the services of the Olympic phase (for example, reception services, catering and transport mall), which will then remain available to the city. Finally, the Olympic Square, with trees and displays, which will be the only area of ​​the Olympic village to which the public will have access during the event, to become, too, an open exhibition space.

What will happen after the Olympics? In just four months, the Olympic Village will be transformed into a sustainable urban experimentation laboratory focused on people, community, integration and resilience; it will be a vibrant ecosystem of student housing, residences, co-working, private services of public interest and public spaces; it will be a place of exchange and debate in the city: it will attract young people, entrepreneurs, micro-companies who will be able to socialize, experiment and share. The area will be managed through a digital platform. Are provided greenhouses and vegetable gardens for food production within the area, allowing the creation of the first village for students with zero-kilometer products. The athletes’ homes will be reused for their new student housing destination (about 1,000 beds) which can also be used by other professional categories outside the academic period; the buildings on the park and railway side in the area of ​​the Olympic square will be used for free and facilitated residence; l’Olympic Village Plaza it will be the new square of the district, onto which the shops and establishments planned on the street level of the buildings will overlook, and in which farmers’ markets and events can be planned.

July 15, 2021 | 17:42

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