- the façade
- the internal yellow stairs
Casa della Memoria (the Memorial House) is the building who wants to preserve the memory of those who’ve lost their lives either due to slaughters or terrorism.
You can perceive it even from Gae Aulenti square thanks to the images on its walls representing people and episodes of Milan’s history in the post war period. Find the portraits of the 19 people portrayed here. Also, pay attention to the eight historical paintings that focus on crucial moments of Milan recent story: the deportation to concentration camps, Liberation Day, Piazza Fontana attack…
The bricks chosen for its coating clearly refer to the Lombard tradition, especially the ornaments with clay bricks (that you can also find at Ca’ Granda or Santa Maria delle Grazie). Inside, majestic yellow helicoidal stairs take your breath away. The building with its pixeled coating in bricks could definitely be the perfect background for your shots tagged #Ihaveathingforwalls.
Gallery open Tue-Sun from 8:30 am to 7:15 pm (ticket office closes at 6:40 pm)
Full price tickets 10,00 €; reduced price tickets 7,00 €
Official website (Italian): Casa della Memoria