The urban masterplan initiative and the SYRE residential complex, designed by Studio Marco Piva, aim to revitalize the San Siro district in Milan. This undertaking project involves a comprehensive approach encompassing landscaping and architectural interventions to infuse vitality into an uneven section of the city, thereby establishing a new hub for efficient and sustainable living.

CLIENT: Fondo “Domus IV”, managed by Axa IM Alts
ADVISOR: Redbrick Investment Group
PROJECT – Syre Residential Complex
– Architecture & Interior Fit Out
– G + 22/ G + 6, -2 underground
– At about 123 apartments and parking spaces, moto and bicycle parking, Private Parking,Cellars, Area coworking, Exclusive conciergerie, Area fitness, Exclusive SPA, Area kids, Area meeting room, Food and delivery storage

PROJECT – ERS (Edilizia Residenziale Sociale)
– Architecture & Interior Fit Out
– G + 9/ +6, -2 underground
– At about 142 apartments and parking spaces, moto and bicycle parking, Common Rooftop, Area coworking, Area fitness, Area meeting room, Delivery storage

OTHER PROJECT PARTNERS:  Milano Contract District, Tecma Solutions
Mpartner Srl, Ariatta Ingegneria dei sistemi Spa, Ceas Srl.
SITE AREA: 18.323 sqm
GROSS AREA: 22.500 sqm
Syre Residential Complex: 11.500 sqm
Ers: 11.000 sqm
DATE: 2019 – on Going

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Urban Masterplan and Sketches_Studio Marco Piva

Caleido, Castiglioni, Grohe, Cielo, Kaldewei, Lualdi, Marazzi, Ragno, Milano Contract District
Bticino, Cesana, Ernesto Meda, Lema

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Drawing inspiration from the territory and its historical background, the project envisions cutting-edge architectural structures designed to foster a symbiotic relationship between the urban environment and the surrounding landscape. The project site, known as the San Siro zone in Milan, is characterized by a diverse architectural panorama and includes two iconic sporting venues: the football stadium and the horse racecourse.

Studio Marco Piva’s design is based on a masterplan that addresses an abandoned urban void, with a focus on constructing three residential complexes—two for unrestricted construction and one for social housing. The existing structures on the site, primarily stables and shelters formerly used for horse racing events at the nearby Trotter, were in a state of disrepair and covered with asbestos roofs.

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The free housing architectural structures will accommodate approximately 123 apartments and have been meticulously planned both in terms of layout and elevation to restore a harmonious landscape. The design adopts a non-intrusive, deliberate approach, emphasizing the use of well-crafted shapes, materials, and finishes. The fluid and cohesive architectural language seeks to create new, organic forms of living, offering expansive views and loggias that foster a meaningful and seamless connection between indoor and outdoor spaces.

The main residential building will predominantly span along Via dei Rospigliosi, featuring eight setback floors and being shielded from the boulevard by a row of state-of-the-art trees. It will exhibit a pronounced system of balconies and terraces in various shapes and sizes. This structure will establish architectural continuity with the existing building facade on Via dei Rospigliosi. Additionally, a tower section will rise at the forefront of this building, reaching a height of 22 floors.

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The social housing building (ERS) will consist of a six to nine-story structure, housing approximately 142 apartments. Its design embraces more streamlined forms that harmonize with the surrounding context.

Landscaping plays a pivotal role in the project, extending from the expansive park at the project’s core to the vast terraces, balconies, loggias, and canopies. This approach encapsulates a vision of a new lifestyle where the concept of “home” transcends being a mere space to retreat to after work or study, instead becoming a chosen environment for fostering “new sociality” among urban families and neighbors.

The master plan and architectural design draw strategic inspiration from the objective of preserving, conserving, and nurturing the existing valuable tree formations within the lot. Notably, three grand plane trees, towering at approximately 30 meters in height, will be preserved. Additionally, a new row of trees parallel to Via dei Rospigliosi is proposed, forming a wide, shaded avenue that serves as the unifying element of the entire area, greatly enhancing its landscape value.


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