Cascina Merlata Lotto R6


Milan (IT)

EuroMilano Spa

The goal of the project is the construction of the sixth sector of the “Cascina Merlata area” which is located on the north-western edge of the Municipality of Milan, near the Milan-Rho exhibition center, the Major Cemetery, the Cascina Merlata building and the areas involved in the EXPO2015 Universal Exposition.

The intervention involves the construction of 4 buildings with 12 floors above ground, for a total of, approximately, 280 apartments, and 1 building with 7 floors above ground for a total of, approximately, 31 apartments. A green area of ​​3,000 sqm will be created in the central space, while the 2 underground floors will house: 300 garages, 58 rooms for the installations, 5 water collection/accumulation tanks, 10 waste rooms located on the first level and 320 cellars.

The ground floor, within the so-called “Base”, will house the entrance halls, 5 commercial units, 2 conçiergeries and a series of spaces for use by condominiums: cinema room, coworking, squash room, children’s play area and a wellness area which includes a fitness area, swimming pool, hammam, changing rooms and bathrooms. The garage will also be located on the ground floor, with 45 additional parking spaces, and three rooms for storing bicycles.

The green courtyard, located at a higher level than the street level, is an area for public use accessible via stairways placed between the heads of the four buildings.

2022 – in progress | CIVIL – RESIDENTIAL

Labics – Arch. Clemente e Isidori 

€ 54.550.000

40.300 sqm gross floor (approximately 311 dwellings) and green area of 3.000 sqm.

Technical-administrative testing
The technical-administrative testing is carried out through the periodic inspection of the site, the examination of the construction project – redacted by the executing company – with particular reference to the verification of the consistency of the solutions adopted with respect to the forecasts of the executive project engaged in the tender.

The distinctive aspects of the project will also be analyzed and, “ad hoc”, testing tests will be proposed in order to evaluate the performance of the most significant elements in terms of safety and value/prestige of the construction.
The project involves the construction of the underground floors entirely in c.a. with “white tank” system, the casing will be made with blocks of Poroton and “external coat” EPS insulation, the internal walls will be finished in plasterboard.
The building along the Boulevard (south and west side), in compliance with the planning requirements of the urban level, will have a setback of 3 meters at the sixth floor above ground. Above the sixth floor there will be a further 4 floors and an attic.
The floors above ground will be characterized by solid slabs cast on site with a thickness of 24 cm; tapering will also be provided at the free edge of the balconies, i.e. technologies with active control of the deformations such as post-tensioning.
The elevations on the external sides are characterized by a rhythmic scan of horizontal and vertical prefabricated panels in reinforced concrete, according to a rule of progressive lightening upward. The elevations on the internal sides are lighter and more open: the scanning of the façade, in fact, is reduced to just the horizontal panels. There will also be parapets in tempered glass, laminated extra-clear color, with aluminum profiles.
With regard to the balconies and the decorative elements, in concrete, described above, the role of the building technical tester, while not involved in the analysis of the structural design in the strict sense, will become crucial in the weight optimization process in compliance with the performances pertaining to the architectural discipline such as insulation, waterproofing, maintainability as well as, obviously, the safety and stability of the finishing elements.
The heat requirements of the buildings will be satisfied through the use of the heating network and the technological plants will be located on the underground floors.
The use of radiant floor systems is envisaged within the various housing units. The rooms are ventilated using a Controlled Mechanical Ventilation system with heat recovery. All apartments will be equipped with “building automation”.
Various types of systems will be located on the roof, such as photovoltaic panels and Controlled Mechanical Ventilation units.
The entire project was developed and managed on site using BIM IT tools.


Posted on

24 January 2023