Piazza Gae Aulenti

Piazza Gae Aulenti

Piazza Gae Aulenti
MM2 / MM5 Garibaldi

Categories: Contemporary architecture
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  • Egg
  • Cesar Pelli Tower
  • Water games at the square fountain
  • Mirrors

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Piazza Gae Aulenti is a circa 100 metres circular square located 6 meters above the street near Garibaldi railway and underground station.

It represents Milan’s new beating heart. The Piazza, which is entitled to the famous Italian designer and architect Gae Aulenti, is dominated by the Cesar Pelli Tower (named after the Argentinian architect who designed it), also known as Unicredit Tower.

The tower, which including its spire is 231 metres high, has been the highest Italian building from 2011 to 2015 (today the highest one is the Isozaki Tower).

The Piazza is connected to the “Bosco Verticale” and to Palazzo Regione Lombardia areas through a promenade and to the Diamante tower and the Varesine residential towers through an overpass.

“Egg”, located in the south zone of the piazza, is a sculpture by Alberto Garutti made of 23 trumpets, which bring the voice from the piazza level to a subterranean area, where you can find a supermarket. Above the trumpets is the “egg” through which the photo in this page has been taken.

Link

Wikipedia (Italian): Piazza Gae Aulenti

 

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