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SANAA Unveils Their Plans for Bocconi University Campus

The new Bocconi University campus by SANAA. Photo via Domus.
The new Bocconi University campus by SANAA. Photo via Domus.

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...

The new Bocconi University campus by SANAA. Photo via Domus.
The new Bocconi University campus by SANAA. Photo via Domus.

SANAA's plan includes dormitories, a recreation centre, a School of Management, and buildings for Bocconi's Master and Executive programmes. 

The new Bocconi University campus by SANAA. Photo via Domus.
The new Bocconi University campus by SANAA. Photo via Domus.

All building heights are mid-size to allow for maximum natural lighting and ventilation. 

The new Bocconi University campus by SANAA. Photo via Domus.
The new Bocconi University campus by SANAA. Photo via Domus.

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

Cite:Vanessa Quirk. "SANAA Unveils Their Plans for Bocconi University Campus" 29 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/300071/sanaa-unveils-their-plans-for-bocconi-university-campus/>