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Milan’s Science & Innovation Park


International design and innovation office Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA), with Australian real estate group Lendlease, has won the international competition for a 10-million square foot (1-million square meter) master plan to reimagine the former site of Milan World Expo 2015.


The master plan for Milan will establish a theme park for science, knowledge and technology, featuring a one-mile long linear park and the world’s first neighborhood planned for self-driving cars. The plan sets up facilities for co-working, co-living and co-making, as well as offices and research centers, university faculties, residences and cultural spaces, and areas for urban agriculture.


“Since cities emerged ten thousand years ago, they have served as civilization’s most powerful engine of innovation. Innovation is also at the core of our master plan, by which the former site of Milan World Expo will become a place where one can experiment with new ways of working, doing research, inhabiting spaces, getting around and overall enjoying life – a garden city shaped by the evolving needs of its inhabitants. As CRA, we are thrilled to be involved in the creation of this living lab on tomorrow’s Milan.” Carlo Ratti, founding partner of CRA, Director of the MIT Senseable City Lab.


The master plan was officially unveiled in Milan on November 28th, 2017, during a press conference organized by Arexpo at the former World Expo site.


For press info contact us at: pr@carloratti.com

CREDITS Project’s name: Master plan for the transformation of Milan’s former 2015 World Expo site Location: Milan, Italy A master plan by Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA)* Developed for Lendlease Landscape architecture: Land Italia Financial plan: PricewaterhouseCoopers Mobility consultants: Systematica Communication strategists: SEC Relazioni Pubbliche SpA Environmental consultancy: Aecom Consultancy on social impact: PlusValue Consultancy on urban planning: BEMaa *CRA Team: Carlo Ratti, Giovanni de Niederhausern, Antonio Atripaldi (project lead), Chiara Borghi, Andrea Giordano, Pietro Leoni, Mariachiara Mondini, Marco Maria Pedrazzo, Andrea Riva, Freddie Hong, Melanie Imfeld Renderings by CRA (Gary di Silvio, Gianluca Zimbardi) and Arch 018