Residents to plan Piazza Castello

Developing Piazza Castello

Milan’s city administration has invited residents to have their say about how the central Piazza Castello should be developed.

The square in front of the 15th-century Sforza Castle, recently replanned as a traffic-free pedestrian zone, is to be developed in time for the opening of Expo 2015. Eleven leading architecture studios were invited to present a plan for the development of the piazza, and now city hall is seeking the judgement of residents before taking a final decision in November.

The eleven proposals were on exhibition at the Expo Gate structure throughout September, and detailed plans and explanations are now available on a dedicated website, where the public is invited to leave comments and suggestions.

City hall will then reach a decision, taking into account the feasibility, the economic sustainability, the impact on the surrounding area and the time required to carry out the work, among other factors.

The final versions, including the winner and runners-up, will be on dislay at the Triennale Milano, the showcase for modern decorative and industrial arts, in Milan’s Via Alemagna 6 throughout November.

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