The project is a proposal for a Ri-formare Milano urban design contest.
The main aim is to redevelop some previously industrial and military parts inside Milan that have no value now. Caserma (barracks) Montello was chosen as one of the most interesting sites among the proposed.
The ex-military base is located in an important position of the city, in the middle of the intersection between a couple of valuable streets and axises. After analysis, it was discovered that there is a number of green areas and boulevards around the site, which already creates a system, however, which is not completed. Taking into account general plans of the municipality to make a “green hand” in Milan by increasing the amount of parks and recreating areas in the city, it was decided to use ex-barracks to improve the green system in the neighbourhood.
To achieve that some changes in the surrounding streets were made, as well as the function of military base was modified: it became a sustainability-related hub with urban agriculture, innovation start-up areas, exhibition and educational spaces, public park and market.