Piazza ‚Gae Aulenti‘ Milan

Location: Milan
Realized: 2012
Area: 2.300 m2
Design: Cesar Pelli (main project), developed by Coima and finally designed byEdaw/Aecom + LANDsrl
Category: Public square

If Piazza Duomo is the historic heart of Milan then Piazza Gae Aulenti represents the new face of the city, the symbol of a metropolis that is changing and looking ahead to the future. The Piazza sits at the heart of the Porta Nuova development, the urban renovation of the Garibaldi, Isola and Varesine districts: a circular piazza of about 80 mts in diameter with a surface area of ​​2,300 m2, it is raised 10 mts above ground with three intermediate levels (underground station, parking, retail). Designed by the Argentine architect Cesar Pelli, it was inaugurated on December 8th, 2012 and dedicated to the architect and designer Gae Aulenti. A significant accolade to a woman who, thanks to her extraordinary creative talent, managed to distinguish herself in times, and in a profession, that was predominantly male. Piazza Gae Aulenti received the Award 2016 from the Landscape Institute in the category ‚medium-scale development‘.

Foto of Piazza Gae Aulenti by ‚Il Milanese Imbruttito‘