The Residential plot is composed by 7 linear buildings set along a continuous path around two land areas: Rc1, including buildings C1- C2-C3 and Rc2 with buildings C4-C5-C6-C7. The land areas are divided by a strip of public park.
The buildings can accommodate up to 230 luxury apartments, with common facilities. The skyline of the residential complex is defined and characterized by a sinuous fluid line. The roof outline raises continuously from building to building, starting from 5-storey C2 building facing Piazza Giulio Cesare it reaches its maximum height at building C6 13th floor, thus ideally setting a unified and unique skyline.
Great care has been given to site and buildings orientation, taking into account environmental and comfort requirements so that most apartments face south-east and at the same time allocate the best views from the terraces, towards the city or the public park.
The façades design involves continuity and fluidity: the volumetric envelope of the buildings is defined by a curvilinear movement of balconies and terraces, opening up into a rich variety of private spaces, both interior and exterior, echoing the landscape below.
The façade materials - fiber concrete panels and natural wood panels - emphasize this complex volumetric movement and at the same time give a private and “domestic” quality to the interior of the residential courtyard.
At ground level, the double-height lobbies are flooded with light by large openings stretching from floor to ceiling, designed to confer strong visual continuity with the park.
Although great consideration has been given to the ground floor design and morphology, the project is formally defined mainly by the roof profile and the intense urban horizon it generates. This strategy was determined by the awareness of forthcoming towers looking upon the residential roofs and by the strong will to engender, within the inner courtyard, a completely new residential landscape, reassuring yet dynamic.
Site Supervision Team Cristina Capanna , Veronica Erspamer, Stefano Iacopini, Giulia Scaglietta, Florindo Ricciuti
Competition Team Simon Kim, Yael Brosilovski, Adriano De Gioannis, Graham Modlen, Karim Muallem, Daniel Li, Yang Jingwen, Tiago Correia, Ana Cajiao, Daniel Baerlecken, Judith Reitz
Consultants Structures: MSC Associati, Milano M&E: Hilson and Moran Italia, Milano Fire Prevention: Ing. Silvestre Mistretta Project Specifications: Building Consulting, Napoli General Contractor: City Contractor srl, Milano Electric (Construction): Impes Mecanic (Construction): Panzeri Facades: Permasteelisa Group