The Medelan

Project Description

Descrizione progetto

The new Piazza Cordusio, former financial heart of Milan and originally home to the Poste Italiane, banks and insurance companies, will host The Medelan (from the name of the original Celtic settlement of the 6th century BC).The intervention consists of the conservative restoration of the historic Palazzo Broggi, ex headquarter of Credito Italiano Bank that includes an entire block. It’s a real estate and monumental complex that extends over 55.000 square meters, and consists of three connected buildings from different eras, enriched with modern and eco-sustainable elements that will house shops, offices and leisure facilities. The floors, from the basement to the first floor (about 12 thousand square meters), will be used as shops, while from the second to the fifth floor, in about 15 thousand square meters, there will be new offices. On the sixth floor, a glamorous restaurant with a panoramic terrace overlooking the city. The remaining spaces will be used for parking, warehouses, gardens inside the building and service rooms. On an architectural level, the external facades of the building will remain faithful to the original ones, with decorations preserved over time: a choice designed to enhance the historical value of the building, as to create a contrast with the modernity of the interiors.