Milan’s panoramic scene has been enriched by real jewels located in the innovative CityLife district, which will also inaugurate a giant shopping mall, the area surrounding the Fieramilano City fairground, which have fully changed Milan’s appearance, turning it into a real skyscraper city. Nestled amidst one of the most modern and technologically advanced residential areas, the three design skyscrapers all feature a distinctive look, the purest expression of the eclectic architects who have designed them.
1. Isozaki Tower – The Straight
The second tallest building in Italy without considering its antenna, it was projected by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki and it is commonly nicknamed “Il Dritto” for its straight and thin appearance. Its external walls, fully made of panoramic glass walls, give onto the beautiful lush park of City Life complex and offer a priceless panorama. The building was inaugurated in April 2015 and was the first building to be provided with a useful direct access from the Tre Torri stop of underground line M5. Bad news for the most curious ones, as the Isozaki Tower’s inner spaces can only be visited by those working at Allianz offices hosted within the Tower.
[Photo credits: luca_dea]
2. Hadid Tower -The Crooked
The Hadid Tower is the second born in the CityLife family, is an elegant 185-metres-tall building fully made of iron and glass, evocative of Iranian archistar Zaha Hadid’s vision of innovation and progress in architecture. Currently named ‘Lo Storto’ (literally ‘The crooked one’ in Italian) for its twisted features, the skyscraper is characterised by cutting-edge technologies and by its environmental friendly impact. As for the Isozaki Tower, the building is, unfortunately, seat of a private company – Generali Group – and access is strictly reserved to its employees. Anyway, no worries: you still have the chance to walk underneath the shade of both of them and admire their beautiful volumes from the base, maybe while enjoying a relaxing stroll throughout the park.
[Photo credits: IG citylifemilano]
3. Libeskind Tower – The Concave
Though the built of this beautiful tower has just begun, we already know that the project curated by Polish architect Daniel Libeskind features a bent shape, with a concave movement culminating in a distinctive top crown. Though it has not been publicly announced, the building is likely to be open to the public, featuring a special VIP access point and a three-halls-conference area on its ground floor dedicated to public events.
All eyes on the CityLife complex…we all are looking forward to seeing the latest skyscraper in town!
[Above, a project of Libeskind Tower. Credits official CityLife Milano]
M5 (purple line) Tre Torri
External link: www.city-life.it