The concession to LendLease for the development of a part of MIND is granted
LendLease, Arexpo and the Municipality of Milan have signed the concession agreement for the development of a part of MIND Milano Innovation District over the next 99 years by LendLease. Over the next weeks, the respective surface rights will be transferred to LendLease. LendLease Italy and Continental Europe Head Andrea Ruckstuhl and Arexpo President Giovanni Azzone have commented that this will accelerate the developments in the area.
Arexpo contributes to the realization of the new emergency hospital in Fiera Milano
Arexpo has donated medical materials to Areu, which will use them at the new hospital at Fiera in Milan. The site, which is now being created, will fight the coronavirus emergency. Arexpo CEO Igor De Biasio has commented that everyone needs to contribute and the company is doing its part for the cause by donating the medical equipment and by lighting up the Tree of Life, which increases the sense of a community. He added that the MIND project, which the company is developing, would serve important public and private functions and it would be a great occasion for the revival of Milan and Lombardy.
HUMAN TECHNOPOLE: A NEW BUILDING FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Milan, 3 April 2020 – Ten floors high, over 16.500 square meters exclusively dedicated to research laboratories and 3.000 square meters of terraces and green areas: a snapshot of the project for the new Human Technopole building, Italy’s research institute for life sciences based at the heart of MIND Milano Innovation District. The building which aims to be modern as well as welcoming, will be the main headquarters of scientific laboratories and the centre of Human Technopole’s campus. The name of the designer who won the international competition for the design of the building and the campus was announced today by Human Technopole Foundation and Arexpo: the winner is Piuarch, a firm based in Milan which has contributed to many major redevelopment projects in the city, including the Mecenate District and the area of Porta Nuova. An investment of up to 94.5 million euros is planned for the construction of the new building. The Human Technopole Campus includes three existing buildings, Palazzo Italia the iconic Milan EXPO 2015 pavilion, a North Pavilion and a South Pavilion and will cover an overall area of over 11.000 square meters. The project describes how the different buildings will be interconnected as well as how connections with external areas will be developed. The new building will rise within the area of the campus and is expected to be built in 1.100 consecutive days, equivalent to about three years. It will have an overall surface of 35.000 square meters and at its highest point will be 61 meters high. It will host biochemistry and molecular biology laboratories, cutting edge scientific technology including light microscopy, space for an extension of HT’s Cryo-EM facility as well as 800 workstations for researchers. In addition, large common areas, meeting rooms and classrooms for events and trainings will be available. In the framework of the international design competition, Human Technopole commissioned the design services delegating Arexpo to act as contracting authority. President of the Human Technopole Foundation Marco Simoni underlined: “During these difficult weeks we are all called to do our duty. For some this means working at the frontline of the emergency, for others it means staying home. We have learned how important it is to provide scientists and researchers with the tools to carry out their work in the best possible way, including by working remotely. For this reason, today we try to look to the future. HT’s new building represents a fundamental investment for the health and well-being of citizens and a concrete way of strengthening the Italian scientific community and preparing it for future challenges”. The Director of Human Technopole Iain Mattaj added: “The spirit of HT is already visible in the approach we have currently adopted to tackle the global healthcare crisis: facilitate the sharing of data and collaboration among institutes. The new building will represent the heart of HT’s scientific activity. This is where the next generation of researchers will be trained. It will be the main headquarters of our laboratories where scientists with different expertise and skill sets will work together. It will host cutting-edge technologies and facilities which will be shared with the entire scientific community to promote joint research projects and collaborations with European and international institutions”. Arexpo President Giovanni Azzone stated: “Research and innovation are the basis of our future, today more than ever we are aware of this. Human Technopole’s new building for researchers will represent an excellence for research right at the heart of MIND, the new ecosystem for innovation which we are building in the Arexpo area. Cutting edge laboratories and technologies merge with beauty and functionality for a place which is due to become an example and a point of reference for the international community”. Piuarch, the winning firm for the competition, commented: “At a time like this, we are proud to contribute to the creation of a new building for scientific research and human well-being. Today these topics require our highest level of attention and commitment. People are at the heart of our project, recipients and protagonists of a place aimed at facilitating dialogue and the sharing of knowledge, a space which we consider fundamental for the rebirth of Milan. The new Human Technopole building was designed primarily as a meeting place, thanks to an architecture capable of interconnecting public and research functions. From this continuous spatial sequence, a fluid and highly iconic, functional and adaptable, sustainable and avant-garde landscape arises”. The Human Technopole Campus and the new building Design of the new building and the Human Technopole Campus The Campus area is designed to maintain continuity with the surrounding spaces, the Decumano and the Cardo, as well as preserving the visual relationship with Palazzo Italia, becoming an integral part of the public space. The new building will be made up of two functional and flexible volumes that will develop around the Common Ground, a focal point from which the entire building is generated, a central space that will be the heart of the building for its positioning and function. It will be the centre of activities, surrounded by laboratories and offices positioned across two different functional and flexible volumes, characterised by a ground floor partly open and partly glazed. Starting from the ground, the common space will wind its way between the ten floors, creating an interconnected unicum that reaches the roof, creating new spaces for gathering and relaxing. Floors one to nine will be dedicated to hosting laboratories and administrative offices, while the top floor will host dining areas, classrooms for training activities, boardrooms, executive offices and terraces with direct access to the green area. The latter represents the most iconic element of the new building, made up of asymmetric pitches and a sequence of green terraces facing south with a view towards the city of Milan. The roofing system also allows proper water control and contributes to the production of renewable energy in line with the green design approach pursued thanks to the photovoltaic system and the green roof itself. The architectural competition The call for the realisation of the project was an international competition published on the Arexpo website and on the online platform Concorrimi.it. The tender foresaw two consecutive phases: during the first phase an anonymous procedure was carried out to identify the seven best proposals, which then entered the following phase. In the second part of the selection process, which was still carried out anonymously, the winner was identified.
Approved the Integrated Action Plan of MIND Milan Innovation District
The Municipality of Milan approved the integrated intervention plan for MIND Milano Innovation District project, the area used for the Universal exhibition in 2015 by Arexpo Spa. The Plan will lead to the establishment of three major functions, public mainly north of the Decumano: the new hospital IRCCS Galeazzi, the research center for the life sciences Human Technopole and the Campus of the State University. All this will develop into a large theme park Science and Technology of 650 thousand square meters, more than half of the entire surface area. In addition to the three major public functions, which will settle on 317,000 square meters of gross floor area, the GFA Plan allocates 90,000 square meters at the residential facility, 15,000 square meters to the hospitality, 30,250 square meters production, 305,000 square meters to the tertiary and directional, 35,000 square meters shopping with neighborhood businesses and medium-sized retail outlets. The subject actuator is also committed to achieving a share of no less than 30,000 square meters of social housing, even in the form of a university residence.
Arexpo announces the international design competition “Human Technopole: the new building”
Arexpo announces the international design competition titled “Human Technopole: the new building” for the design of the new headquarters of Fondazione HT, located in MIND – Milano Innovation District. The purpose of the competition is to acquire a Preliminary Design (“Progetto di fattibilità tecnica ed economica”). The overall estimated cost for the production of the works described in the plan is 94,518,517 euros. The call for tender is published on "Concorrimi", where it is possible to find the Architectural Competition Summary. Click here for more info.
Arexpo will attend MIPIM 2019
Arexpo will attend MIPIM: the world's leading Real Estate exhibition, conference and networking event gathering 26.000 international property professionals, more than 360 speakers, and 100 countries. In Cannes, from march 12th to 15th, Arexpo will present one of the greatest development project in Italy: MIND Milano Innovation District. MIPIM brings together the most influential players in the sector, offering incomparable access to a number of development projects and investment sources around the world.
Promoting sustainable Urban Development through Impact Innovation
How can impact innovation drive economic growth in cities? Marco Dall’Orso, our Chief Operating Officer, Real Estate Development & Asset Management, presents ideas for successfully promoting equitable and sustainable urban development. Click here to read the article.
MINDLAB call: deadline extended
The deadline for the expressions of interest for the MINDlab Call have been extended. The projects have to be transmitted until midnight on 28 February 2019 at firstname.lastname@example.org. The call, launched for receive non-binding expressions of interest regarding the development of field testing, experiments, pilot projects, applications, innovative systems and technologies in a “living lab” environment, is a unique opportunity for start-ups and companies to test their ideas.
Arexpo at MIPIM
Arexpo will be at MIPIM in Cannes, from the 13th to the 16th of March 2018, to present one of the most ambitious urban regeneration projects in Italy: the transformation of the 1 million sqm former Expo 2015 site in Milan into a leading science and technology park. Arexpo is building a destination for the future, focused on sustainability and innovation, a new smart community fully integrated with the city centre. The park will also host the new Italian Research Institute on Life Sciences Human Technopole, the "Science for Life" campus of University of Milan, the Treatment and Research Healthcare center Galeazzi.
Welcome, knowledge and creativity: the three faces of Milan
Welcome, knowledge and creativity are the three faces of a Milan that's growing up. Our president Azzone talks about this subject on "Milano: report of a three-faced city"
Two offers submitted for the Arexpo area masterplanning and development
The deadline for the submission of the offers expired today at 12.00am (italian time). The public tender concerned a concession for the management of the former Expo 2015 Area, which included the granting of a surface right for a period of maximum 99 (ninetynine) years for a minimum of 250,000 square meters Gross Floor Area (SLP). Arexpo received two bids submitted by LendLease and Stam Europe, who are leaders of two respective consortia. A committee, chaired by prof. Giovanni Azzone, president of Arexpo, Rector of Polytechnic of Milan from 2010 to 2016, was immediately set up to evaluate the eligibility of bids. The other members are: Andrea Sironi, full professor of Banking and Finance at Bocconi University, where he has been Rector from 2012 to 2016 and chairman of Borsa Italiana; Barbara Alemanni, full professor full professor of Banking and Finance at University of Genoa and SDA Bocconi; Manuela Grecchi, Vice Rector For Lecco campus of Polytechnic of Milan and full professor of Building Architecture; Ilaria Valente, Dean of School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering of Polytechnic of Milan and full professor in Architectural and Urban Design. The committee will independently carry out the evaluation of the two bids and will communicate the outcomes to Arexpo at completion of its activity. “A major step towards the transformation of the Arexpo area into the largest italian scientific and technology park has been achieved today” Mr Giuseppe Bonomi, CEO of Arexpo said. “The selected private operator will not only support Arxexpo in crafting the masterplan, but will also take developer responsibility therefore ensuring the actual transformation of the site.”
Our Real Estate Dev. and Asset management director Dall’Orso on “ideal” city
What do we envision the ideal city of the future to be like? How can we approach such an ideal in urban planning? According to Marco Dall’Orso, the (re)creation of urban environments needs to balance and integrate multiple strategies. Taking into account the quality of the socio-economic and built-natural environment, he develops a framework that can be used to analyse a city’s strengths, weaknesses, and possible trajectories for future development. Read the full article.