The design of Le Residenze dei Giardini is a successful expression of the contemporary feeling of Porta Nuova but also aims to stress the major role played by the large park bordering onto the homes, introducing Milan to the concept of townhomes and offering their residents the privilege of living in close contact with nature with the convenience of being right in the very centre of town.
Creativity and services
Le Residenze dei Giardini are located in the heart of Isola district, one of the liveliest areas in Milan where tradition and innovation have always walked hand in hand.
Although the area is the epitome of calm and tranquillity, it benefits from excellent, surface and underground public transport. For example, the new underground station for line 5 will be located right on its doorstep.
Le Residenze dei Giardini are set in a buzzing location, surrounded by parkland but with excellent connections to the rest of the city: the ideal place for a family to live, an environment that is people friendly, where you can go for walk, children can play in the playgrounds on the doorstep and the whole family can enjoy quality leisure time together, out of doors.
A second home
Living as part of nature is definitely one of the added values and attractions of Le Residenze dei Giardini.
The homes face onto the exclusive Giardino De Castillia, ideal for a moment of relaxation or a short walk, but also benefit from the immediate vicinity of a larger, public park called I Giardini di Porta Nuova: 90,000 sqm of grounds, designed for people to enjoy.
Parkland on the one side; the city on the other
Le Residenze dei Giardini were designed by the american Studio Lucien Lagrange Architects as a combination of traditional Milanese architecture and the contemporary aspects of the Porta Nuova district.
Le Residenze dei Giardini are part of a low-rise, four storey building designed to blend in with the proportions and existing architectural style of the district. To the south, the building faces onto the Giardino De Castillia grounds and the large public park and has a very light visual impact thanks to the terraces on the second, third and fourth floors, that act as a continuation of the park and create the set-back design of the building’s upper storeys. The northern side features a more sombre approach, inspired by the city’s traditional architectural style.
At the level of your expectations
Le Residenze dei Giardini offers a wide range of possible solutions: from the new style of townhomes on two levels with independent access, to the more traditional apartments or the spectacular duplex homes.
Absolute care was put into the design of each home, all featuring double exposure both north and south, for optimum circulation of air and better penetration of natural light.
The project for the apartments was designed directly by Lucien Lagrange Architects using all of the latest standards applied to modern housing. The interior design was handled by Dolce Vita Homes with the support of Coima Image. People choosing to live in Le Residenze dei Giardini will have the privilege of an interior featuring contemporary design that is warm and welcoming at the same time.
A view over the park
All the homes have private terraces up to 6 metres deep, facing onto the large I Giardini di Porta Nuova.
Spaces that are private and intimate, a perfect place to relax or enjoy al fresco dining. A link uniting the building and the park, promoting a harmonious feeling of integration between architecture and nature.
A technological and functional building
Le Residenze dei Giardini are sustainable and functional, in line with the main objectives of the Porta Nuova project.
The building was positioned to take full advantage of natural light while the design of the terraces cuts down on sunlight irradiation during the summer. Photovoltaic panels have been incorporated into the roof to generate electricity, whilist ground water will be exclusively used for the functioning of the heating and conditioning systems.
Founded in 1985, Lucien Lagrange Architects are known for their combination of innovative architecture with the classical looks of Lagrange’s French homeland. The famous series of hotels and luxury homes designed by the architects are an expression of the dynamic aspects of modern life as well as the sophisticated grace of a past era. The architects are known for designing projects that meet the specific demands of each individual site as well as the intended use and the market; they are appreciated for their creativity, collaborative approach and the attention focused on each client.