For the path on sustainability inside Open House Milano, idealista / news visited the Opificio Magolfa, an old industrial factory with a “courtyard” structure transformed, thanks to a skilful renovation and following the criteria of biodelice, in a horizontal condominium, equipped with patios and terraces, spa area with swimming pool and fitness area.
An ancient disused industrial area, a stone’s throw from the Navigli, in the area known as Mesopotamia Milaese, in the land between the two waters, Naviglio Grande and Naviglio Pavese, it has been transformed into a new building that gives space to a large common green area overlooked by buildings of no more than three floors. All while maintaining the ancient courtyard structure of the ancient factory.
“It deals with – as the architect Pietro Fiori of DFA Partners explains – the third building built by DFA Partners and is dedicated to sustainability from every point of view. Primarily, the wooden floors of the roof, 50 centimeters high, disguised from the outside through the gutter, with a thicker that allows for ventilation inside the apartment. “But even the outer walls of the apartments are built with absolutely bio materials, so like the interiors which in any case maintain the original architectural style. “The windows and French doors recall the architectural style of the factories and were made with iron and glass, but with a thermal break that guarantees the thermal insulation of the building”.
“Especially during the lockdown period, condominiums realized how important it is to live in an environment equipped with large green areas accessible to the whole community and condominium areas.