The proposed intervention would be the ultimate limit to the building, designating the place of transition between the city and the Bergamella-Adriano Park, placing itself in volumetric continuity with the buildings constructed within the Bergamella PII, characterising itself, in relation to the location, as a cornerstone. The park, with its environmental features, becomes the privileged space on which the front of the new building stands, a connotative element on the scale of the landscape. The development of the building is characterised by the design on the ground of a four-leaf clover layout developed on 7 floors above ground as well as the ground floor, and a basement that houses the garage and service rooms. Therefore, it is a planimetrically disjointed building, capable, even through a compact volume, of delineating changing perspectives. The ground floor, set on a podium, raised 60 cm above the pavement, is rooted to the ground through a base capable of relating the common indoor space of the building to the private outdoor spaces of the garden.
On the ground floor, there is the entrance hall, a common room with shared bathroom, a cleaning room, a room for the energy meters, a storage room for strollers and all the cellars for the use of the individual apartments. The windows present at zero altitude that alternate in a cadenced sequence between hollow spaces and solid elements, in which the structural elements are inserted, construct a continuum between the internal space and the external space.
The roof is divided, starting from the volume characterised by a compact stereometry, disrupted by deep balconies and windows, into three double pitches, two of which face south in order to optimise the integrated photovoltaic surface. From the material point of view, the project is characterised by the use of a grey/beige concrete effect plaster that establishes a strong materiality capable of highlighting the civil character of the new architecture, defining a cultural continuity through the reinterpretation of the material of Milanese architectural culture. The design of the building takes into account the correct construction methods and practices for ensuring the reduction of energy consumption, lower operating costs, the verification of plant performance in accordance with the project requirements required by current legislation and promoted by reason of a new ethics of environmental sustainability. A careful integrated study of architectural, plant and structural design was the subject of a research project funded by Uniabita and coordinated by the ABC department of the Polytechnic of Milan, which found that the “Quadrifoglio Apartments” were a concrete application of innovative studies aimed at meeting the highest architectural, construction and environmental standards.
Client: UNIABITA soc. coop
Volume: 9.200 m3
Surface: 2.900 m2
Project year: 2020
Architectural project: FORM_A
Design team: Andrea Fradegrada, Sandra Maglio with con Gino Baldi
Consultants: ZH srl, B&C Associati
Model pictures: Isabella Paleari