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Top Choice Architecture in Porta Garibaldi & Isola

Fondazione Feltrinelli

Herzog & de Meuron’s first public building in Italy is a combination of two elongated, slanted structures that look reminiscent of a greenhouse. That’s no coincidence: they are built on the site of a former nurs…
Top Choice Architecture in Porta Garibaldi & Isola

Piazza Gae Aulenti

Join locals sightseeing at this landmark square named after Italy's most famous female architect. The linchpin of Milan’s Porta Nuova regeneration project, the piazza curves around a huge reflecting pool and is ring…
Architecture in Porta Garibaldi & Isola

Bosco Verticale

Stefano Boeri’s ‘Vertical Forest’ consists of two high-rise apartment blocks wrapped around with steel-reinforced balconies planted with hundreds of trees and shrubs. The award-winning, sustainable design takes its …
Notable Building in Milan

Fiera Milano

Massimiliano Fuksas’ brilliantly engineered exhibition space was built on the Agip oil refinery in Rho-Pero, around 40 minutes out of town by metro. In action since 2006, its billowing glass-and-steel sail floats ov…
Architecture in Porta Garibaldi & Isola

Palazzo Lombardia

Lombardy’s regional headquarters, this glinting, 161m, glass-and-steel skyscraper was the city’s first audacious step towards the contemporary skyline that now characterises Porta Nuova. Designed by New York’s Pei C…
Architecture in Quadrilatero d'Oro & Porta Venezia

Stazione Centrale

Annually, nearly 100 million people pass through these hulking portals and onto train platforms beneath a cinematic cylindrical glass roof. Begun in 1912 but finally realised between 1925 and 1931, the station's ext…
Architecture in Porta Garibaldi & Isola

UniCredit Tower

Italy’s tallest skyscraper (231m) is home to its largest bank, Unicredit, which occasionally allows the public to visit its dramatic top-deck viewing gallery (check the website). Designed by architect César Pelli, t…
Architecture in Quadrilatero d'Oro & Porta Venezia

Torre Pirelli

Construction began in 1956 on Milan’s tallest grattacielo (skyscraper). The 32-storey Pirelli Tower sits on the site of the company’s 19th-century factory, symbolically bookending Italy’s industrial heyday. The smoo…
Architecture in Quadrilatero d'Oro & Porta Venezia

Casa Galimberti

Casa Galimberti, with its ceramic tiles depicting bourgeois beauties, is one of the finest pieces of fin-de-siècle Liberty architecture in Italy.
Architecture in Quadrilatero d'Oro & Porta Venezia

Cinema Dumont

The former Cinema Dumont, with its concrete garlands of flowers, is a fine example of fin-de-siècle Liberty architecture.