Public to help redesign Piazza Castello

Council seeks residents’ proposals

Milan city council, in collaboration with the Triennale, is inviting the public to join the discussion of how the new pedestrian area in front of the Sforzesco Castle should be developed.

Up until 31 July, 11 architecture studios are presenting their proposals for green areas, street lighting, colours and urban furniture in the Leonardo Hall of Expo Gate, the information point for Expo 2015 in front of the castle. Residents will be welcomed to make known their views on how they want the new area to look, in sessions from 14.30 to 20.00. The programme for the sessions is available on this page.

In September the short-listed proposals will be presented and discussed with the people who live and work in the area, or who simply pass through it. The projects to be carried out in the coming months, up to the end of Expo in October 2015, will then be defined and put into operation.

Meanwhile, up to 27 July the municipal police are operating an area teaching traffic education to kids, called Ghisalandia (after the dialect name “Ghisa” for traffic cops). The rest of the summer will be dedicated to setting out the bike paths and restoring and cleaning the fountains.

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