FORGIA BUILDING, HOW IT WAS
|laFORGIATURA lives with an eye to the past, yet looking to the future. In times past - at the dawn of the last century – enlightened entrepreneurs forged special steels in this area. Today, Milan’s most modern multipurpose centre emerges, where businesses find areas dedicated to their very needs.
It is the very concept of industry that is transforming: from “heavy” industry, it becomes a laboratory of ideas, demands and needs change. The relationship with the city changes, but its roots and the identity of places remain.
With this aim in mind, we devised a master plan that achieved two fundamental
• to render a less dense context by removing certain parts of the historic
buildings, maintaining detached factory buildings, which are linked by
pathways in the surrounding greenery.
• to enhance the industrial archaeology, highlighting details while
respecting the history of entrepreneurial excellence that characterised
this area of the city.
THE REGENERATION PROCESS
LA FORGIATURA TODAY