Friday, September 15, 2006

photograph courtesy La Biennale press office
VENICE - Arsenale
10th Biennale of Architecture - Le Fonderie. One of the most dynamic real estate companies in Italy, Risanamento, whose activities are centered on large-scale development projects, participates at the Biennale with the exhibition Renzo Piano and Norman Foster - Cities within the City. Build Today the Milan of the Future. The exhibition illustrates the projects of these two mega star architects. Renzo Piano, on the disused industrial estate of the former Falck steelworks in Sesto San Giovanni, has designed a new city, set in a park of over a million square meters, in a harmonious balance between industrial archaeology and futuristic towers suspended in the greenery. In Piano's project, quality of life, environmental sustainability and optimal quality and transport will produce a new concept of contemporary living. Milano Santa Giulia, south east of Milan, whose design was commissioned to Norman Foster (pictured above) will represent a true "city within the city". It is the result of careful research on the evolution of the contemporary man's spiritual and material requirements. It will comprise high-quality residential buildings, tertiary and commercial facilities and services. The objective is to apply design and architecture to the aim of improving the quality of life and community living in the modern metropolis.
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