Milan in 360°: New Architecture and Skyscrapers


In the last few years Milan has been experiencing an urban rebirth to which the greatest Italian and international architects have contributed. In the center and in the outskirts of the city entire neighborhoods are changing: skyscrapers and high-rises are changing the city’s skyline while great urbanization is creating new places to meet and work, modifying paths and habits. Some of the new areas to see:

  • Porta Nuova Directional Center
  • Milan Exhibition Center “Fiera di Milano”
  • Portello Quarter – ex Alfa Romeo Automobile Factory

Many are the great works that have already been completed, others are still being developed. All within the context of an urban and property dynamism which the recent economic crisis has slowed but not stopped. As testimony to this development, which is followed by the important event Expo 2015, here are some 360°Photographs that allow a Virtual Tour of the New Architecture of Milan.

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The Porta Nuova Directional Center

In an area a bit north of the city center, the brand new Directional Center of Milan has been completed. With its 340,000 square meters it has been the largest construction site in Europe, of which the design was developed by the American Hines. Among its most representative icons is the Gae Aulenti Square “Piazza Gae Aulenti” crowned with arched highrises, amongst these the Banca Unicredit stands out – at 231 meters –as the tallest in Italy. All around numerous structures have been built and ample green areas have been added, well represented by the complex “Vertical Forest”(“Bosco Verticale”): the Boeri Towers “le Torre Boeri” interpret the vertical garden in a unique way and rightly deserved the prestigious Highrise International Award 2014.

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Gae Aulenti Square and the Unicredit High-rise with its 231 meters.

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The Vertical Forest High-rise “Bosco Verticale”, also known as Boeri Towers

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The Diamond Towers “Torre Diamante” has the characteristic shape of irregular prism

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In Porta Nuova the three Varesine Towers of varying heights, are for residence

The New Exhibition Center in Milan

Milan is the most important exhibition focal point in Italy and, for various sectors, its exhibitions are of absolute international relevance. The new structure, named “Polo FieraMilano Rho/Pero”, was built in the beginning of the millennium and situated just west of the city. Designed by the architect Massimilliano Fuksas, it is characterized by the transparent sail-like covering 1500 meters long, and is equipped with functional and modern facilities. In the 360° Images – taken during the Salone del Mobile, one of the most famous exhibitions – the geometric and sinuous progression of the sail-like covering is quite visible.

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The East Entrance to the Exhibition Buildings and Underground connection

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The moving pavement along the Central Way and the transparent covered area

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View of the Exhibition Center from the top of one of the many escalators

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The West Entrance of the Exhibition Center with its characteristic ringed structure

The Portello Area – “Il Quartiere Portello”

Within the city of Milan, where the first Alpha Romeo factory was born and developed during the last century, the new Portello Quarter has been completed. It doesn’t have buildings of great height, but the wide open spaces and the park, attached by a narrow walkway, have unique lines and colors. Nearby the Fieramilanocity is visible, the urban section of the Milan Exhibition Center “Fiera di Milano”.

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Gino Valle Square with its newly designed buildings and Fiera Milano City

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The long walkway that connects Gino Valle Square to the Portello Park

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