SANAA has just unveiled their plans for the Bocconi University Campus in Milan, Italy. The design features various undulating structures, forming connective inner courtyards, that wind their way across a 17,500 square meter green space open to both students and neighborhood residents.
According to Paola Nicolin, a professor at Bocconi and writer for Domus, the University is a "playground" for the imagination, using "non-hierarchic compositional elements" to establish a relationship between the campus' organic forms and the human lives which inhabit it. In Nicolin's words, the project "speaks of transparency, empathy for nature, and far-sightedness."
More images and info on the project, after the break...
SANAA's plan includes dormitories, a recreation centre, a School of Management, and buildings for Bocconi's Master and Executive programmes.
All building heights are mid-size to allow for maximum natural lighting and ventilation.
Moreover, many energy-saving features have been incorporated, including insulated walls that are 50% transparent and 50% opaque, rainwater recycling systems, and roof-top solar panels.
Story via Domus