The key points
- The announcement
- The project
- The key points
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Rooms overlooking the Duomo from Milano, next to Museum of the twentieth century. It is the destination provided by the municipal administration for the central portion of the building owned in via Dogana, on the south side of Piazza Duomo, between via Marconi and via Mazzini.
The building, currently occupied in part by the Mondadori bookshop, is the subject of a notice of expression of interest open until next February 25: with this, Marino Palace looks for subjects interested in redeveloping the over 7,260 square meters facing the Duomo, arranged from the ground floor to the fifth (plus basement and attic), to make it a hotel with related services and shops.
The deed follows the resolution of the council with which the move of the library to other spaces of the same building on the corner with via Mazzini began on 30 July: these are the historic premises marked Galtrucco from 1923 to 2001 and then Benetton from 2003 to last March. The transfer of Mondadori it will take place in the course of 2022.
At the same time, the Administration will proceed with the enhancement of the central body of the building (which also includes spaces that are already free and others that will be freed from municipal offices) in line with the expansion project of the Museo del Novecento in the “according to Arengario”.
For the complex, protected by the Supervision, Palazzo Marino also reserves the right to evaluate proposals for «possible alternative destinations but always respectful of the historical monumental context», reads the public notice. In consideration of the foreseeable large investment plan, the concession is for 18 years to a annual fee of not less than 500 euros per square meter for spaces for hotel use, 1,850 euros for those intended for catering and 2,899.81 euros for services and shops.
“Purpose of the Administration – explains the Councilor for Budget and Heritage, Emmanuel Conte – is to enhance the building from the point of view of profitability and at the same time guarantee a mix of functions suitable for the context of Piazza Duomo. The receptive destination with high-level services allows a fair balance between the needs of those who invest, respect for the monumental context and public utility ».