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Citylife Apartments / Zaha Hadid Architects

  • 03:00 - 8 April, 2016
Citylife Apartments / Zaha Hadid Architects
Citylife Apartments  / Zaha Hadid Architects, © Simón Garcia
© Simón Garcia

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Milan, Italy
  • Project Manager

    Gianluca Racana
  • Project Architect

    Maurizio Meossi
  • Area

    38000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Structural project

    Msc Associati, Milan (danilo campagna)
  • Systems

    Hilson Moran Italia
  • Architectural Envelopes

  • Interior Lobbies

  • Marble Floors

  • Wooden Floors

    Antonini Legnani
  • Gardens

  • Client

    Citylife spa
  • Main Contractor

    Tre Torri Contractor/City Contractor
  • More SpecsLess Specs
© Simón Garcia
© Simón Garcia

From the architect. The skyline of Zaha Hadid’s CityLifeMilano housing complex is defined and characterized by a sinuous fluid line. Residences are comprised of seven curved buildings of varying heights, from 5 to 13 floors. The distinctive architectural elements include a serpentine movement of the curved balconies and the profile of the roofs, which provide a soft and elegant shape for all of the top-floor penthouses, complete with extensive covered terraces. Construction of the residential complex began in august 2009, with delivery of the first apartments scheduled for 2013.


Great care has been given to the site and building orientation, taking into account environmental and comfort requirements so that most apartments face south-east and at the same time allocate the best views from the terraces, towards the city or the public park.

© Simón Garcia
© Simón Garcia
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
© Simón Garcia
© Simón Garcia

Façade materials – fiber concrete panels and natural wood panels – emphasize the complex’s volumetric movement and at the same time give a private and domestic quality to the interior of the residential courtyard.
The interiors open onto extensive terraces. All of the apartments feature structural and plant solutions that can be easily adapted to individual needs. Each of the homes is different from the others in terms of size, exposure and layout: from two- rooms to large family apartments and twin-level penthouses.


At ground level, the double-height lobbies are flooded with light by large openings stretching from floor to ceiling, designed to confer strong visual continuity with the park. Access to all stairwells is provided by main and service lifts. The underground parking areas lead directly to the individual buildings with easy, convenient and secure access.

© Simón Garcia
© Simón Garcia
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