MILANESE ICE FACTORY

Via Piranesi is characterized by one long and compact front mainly “productive” and another equally fragmented, but “residential”.
Cities: MILAN
Countries: ITALY
Categories: CULTURAL ARCHITECTURE
Designer: 5+1AA
Date: 2009
The old Milanese ice factory overlooks this road through a low, long, uninteresting building, which anyway plays a main role from the perspective point of view with respect to the other two important buildings beyond the line. 
Thanks to its 100 meters length, the building plays with perspective and it points out as a big, bright arrow the entrance to the area, becoming a “Plug Building”: an element of communication, connecting the activities taking place inside the area with the city. 

Photo credits: Ernesta Caviola
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