CityWave at CityLife
Location Milan, Italy
Client BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group
Final client Generali Italia S.p.A.
Area | Visitors | Height GFA: 56,018 sqm | Population: 4,800 employees | Height: 110 meters
Industry High-Rise Buildings (Major real-estate developments)
Expertise Development Access and Mobility Studies, Parking Studies, People Movement Analysis, Pedestrian Flow Studies, Spatial Analysis and Wayfinding
Systematica collaborated with Bjarke Ingels Group on the winning design entry for the last two parcels which will complete the development of City Life district by 2023, with new office and hotel spaces. The two buildings are designed in synergy with the three existing towers, emphasizing the relationship with the main axis of the development which connects the site with the surrounding district and main transport hubs.
Besides the iconic portico, the project is characterized by a generous pedestrian area that gives access to the CityLife park, that welcome visitors and stitch the two buildings together.
The access schemes developed by Systematica completely rethink the current drop off system relocating the access from Domodossola axis, unlocking the potential pedestrian connections between the two plots, currently limited by the ramps.
The proposed solution enables the design of an urban scale public realm as an entrance providing a safe and livable place for pedestrians.