CityLife is one of the largest urban regeneration projects in the recent history of Milan, based on an international competition won by a consortium that includes architects Zaha Hadid, Arata Isozaki and Daniel Libeskind as designers. After having participated with the team headed by Gustafson Porter for the site’s urban park, One Works was later asked to design the Piazza Tre Torri.
The commission included addressing the strategic retail planning approach for 40.000 sqm of GLA and the new plaza design with high street shopping facing the public spaces. The double storey plaza reveals itself at the two principle levels of the public domain and acts as a junction between the park and the pedestrian axis Domodossola. The new plaza is serves as an entrance to the new metro line, enabling the project’s strong urban character to integrate with the metropolitan area.