The concrete climb to the sky – with the finish line at an altitude of 80 meters – reached the 23rd floor, the penultimate one. The only thing missing is the condominium terrace that will stand out over Milan North, facing the vertical miscellaneous of Porta Nuova, still under construction. The “Torre Milano” in via Stresa will be stripped of its scaffolding at the beginning of 2022, revealing its rationalist lines of Milanese inspiration, above a Piazza Carbonari already marked by archistar towns, between the Casa Melandri from the 50s in Ponti and, above all, the condominium from the 60s of Caccia Dominioni, very similar in its urban development made of vertical volumes that leave space for and green, in what over the centuries was a suburb of the countryside and which today is the residential antechamber to the downtown di Gae Aulenti.
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Excluding the “no torre” committee of some residents of the residential complexes in via Belgirate behind the construction site who denounce a darkened skyline and concerns about the receptivity of the antennas, the Beretta studio project for Impresa Rusconi and Storm.it (together in Opm) it went smoothly even during the pandemic: from the first 2 thousand cubic meters of concrete thrown in pre-Covid November by concrete mixers in the small spaces on the ground, it has reached 16,500 cubic meters, laid “by hand” as the project manager, Lorenzo suggests Casorio, going up with the freight elevator outside the scaffolding around a work that has brought together 70 realities and 500 people. Construction sites closed for two months between March and May 2020, zero quota was reached in October. From there the race to the top: “Twenty-four floors in six months is a high rate of one floor a week” explains managing director Stefano Rusconi, fourth generation of the family who, over the years, has built from the Rai headquarters in the 1940s to ‘National Cancer Institute. During the week the flag will be placed on the roof, even if the limits to the accesses to the construction site risk blowing up the traditional barbecue with all the workers (on average 110 people a day) on the summit. Compared to the previous structure – which occupied 4,900 square meters of land – Torre Milano frees 3,300 for the common areas (with a total commercial area of 10,500 square meters).
71 of the 88 apartments on the market have already been sold (80%, while another 22 smaller apartments will be built in the two horizontal bodies at the base), with first deliveries at the end of next year. «In Milan today the demand for“ new ”is very high – explains Rusconi – because the supply is low. Just think of the demographic increase (200 thousand more people in the last 15 years) with almost halved households (to 1.3 people on average) to understand how much residential needs in the city have increased. We have eight thousand people registered on our site – continues Rusconi – and among the buyers we notice two trends: those who leave the historic center for new generation apartments and those who return from abroad, first of all from London after Brexit, one of the main real estate phenomena in progress in the capital ». The average cuts are 100 square meters, and there is a series of internal and external meeting spaces: from the courtyard with games for children to the condominium spaces for work or leisure with terraces, up to swimming pools with green walls, a “contemplative” garden and an area inspired by the bowling club in via Morgagni, always very popular.
Total investment of 45 million euros for three million urbanization costs (without deductible works), high energy goals with 190 photovoltaic panels on the roof. A 15,000-liter tank will collect rainwater for irrigation of the greenery and each apartment will be equipped with a “controlled” ventilation system with UV filters installed to ensure the healthiness of the rooms, blocking viruses and bacteria along the ducts.
“It is not an isolated building but is designed to connect to the fabric of the neighborhood” explains the architect Gianmaria Beretta, in an area that, net of the “black hole” of drinking water under the ring road of Viale Marche-Lunigiana, has seen a large redevelopment in the South for the “Porta Nuova effect”, with the whole area of the gardens in via Restelli subtracted from the severe decay of the 80-90s, where Art Nouveau jewels are hidden in the shadow of the towers and where the restyling of the Egyptian consulate and other regenerations of villas and offices continue.
May 3, 2021 | 07:48
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