Base - Center For Culture And Creativity / Onsite Studio

Base - Center For Culture And Creativity / Onsite Studio

© Giovanna Silva © Giovanna Silva © Anders Sune Berg © Giovanna Silva + 19

  • Mechanical Engineering: Deerns Italia S.p.A.
  • Structural Engineering: Redesco s.r.l.
  • Fire Prevention: Luca Colombo
  • Energetic Sustainability: Alberto Buogo
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© Giovanna Silva
© Giovanna Silva

Text description provided by the architects. The project inside the former Ansaldo complex comes to terms with a large “open” building, not blocked in a single form, but designed to serve the flexibility of the various programs and activities it contains, hosting multiple scenarios.

© Giovanna Silva
© Giovanna Silva

 The attempt is to create a theatrical palimpsest in which activities, people and their processes can move. In this sense, the project has the goal of making the building radically public in character, above all in its spatial conception.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
1st Floor Plan
1st Floor Plan
2nd Floor Plan
2nd Floor Plan

 The architectural interventions combine this goal with conservation of the extraordinary existing spatial qualities, the fascinating atmosphere and the tone set by the materials, proportions, spans and strong industrial character. The project is thus conceived as a dialogue between different objects, with their shapes and materials, and between various events and activities.

© Giovanna Silva
© Giovanna Silva

 The focus of the intervention concentrates on the relationship between the large formerly industrial spaces (empty, as if waiting for something) and a series of volumes of different sizes that contain the service elements. These are carefully arrayed in the space to create a sort of city, a micro-urban setting composed of city-like spaces with large and small plazas and streets, reinforcing the idea of urban civilization contained in the Manifesto of the activities.

Section
Section

The new volumes take the form of small buildings, where their facades and roofs indicate the different functions.

© Giovanna Silva
© Giovanna Silva

In the tension between new volumes and existing spaces, the project attempts to produce opposition but also a complementary rapport, distance but also dialogue, proportion but also unpredictability.

© Anders Sune Berg
© Anders Sune Berg

The design makes use of a limited range of materials, thus generating an almost blurred backdrop against which the installations, micro-architectures, cultural events and – above all – people stand out as the protagonists.

© Anders Sune Berg
© Anders Sune Berg

The result is a painstaking arrangement of remarkable features that bring character to the space, making it welcoming while allowing the attention to focus on the contents and activities.

© Anders Sune Berg
© Anders Sune Berg

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Address: Via Bergognone, 34, 20144 Milano, Italy

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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Cite: "Base - Center For Culture And Creativity / Onsite Studio" 05 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/792220/base-center-for-culture-and-creativity-onsite-studio/> ISSN 0719-8884

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