“We propose a portico created by a hanging structure. With a light roof and thin columns working in tension to prevent uplift, the building’s canopy serves as an inverse portico blurring the boundary public and private, indoor and outdoor. Throughout the urban history of Milan, as an axis traditionally is symbolized by a set of twin buildings and a gate. With CityLife, the twin building creates a new typology that blur between interior and exterior, creating both an entry and significant destination for Milan” Bjarke Ingels “We chose this project because it embodies the future. We want it to be an iconic building, which represents the moment we live and can remain over time as a valid example of architecture and art" explained Aldo Mazzocco


CityLife Milan
General indoor and outdoor lighting

Photo: Render BIG

w/ Bjarke Ingels Group