La Stazione Garibaldi
Gregotti Associati, con Raffaello Cecchi, Spartaco Azzola, Vera Casanova, Cristina Castello
A DESIGN FOR THE AREA BETWEEN STAZIONE DI PORTA GARIBALDI AND VIA GALILEI
Vittorio Gregotti’s studio created a plan for the area between Stazione di Porta Garibaldi and the embankment of the ex-Varesine (a disused railway) – where today the Porta Nuova district stands – for a consultation organised by “Casabella” magazine in occasion of the approval of the planning regulations in Milan. The project was based around a large tree-lined embankment which followed the line of the nineteenth-century railway and the "Passante" (railway link) and it creates a “bastion” between the old city and the successive expansions. It would be joined to various public spaces and buildings, in such a way as to recreate ties to the surrounding districts.
A great linear park to transform an abandoned area into a new opportunity for the city.Insights
«One of the tasks of architecture is to create a hypothesis of order, rather than portraying the chaos which surrounds us. A design is essentially a strategy of resistance, working critically and requiring rigour and exacting rules. Hints and symbols should be found in the materials, to steer the “generation” of the design. A design must have a way to “proceed slowly and intensely, following discrete if not actually secret creative patterns”. […] The virtues of design are; simplicity, order, coherence, precision».
Vittorio Gregotti, Centro culturale di Belem, Lisbona in Anfione and Zeto, n.10/1994