Honorable Mention for the 5Square Project within the IN/ARCHITETTURA 2023 Lombardy Award
On Monday, October 2, 2023, the award ceremony for the IN/ARCHITECTURE 2023 AWARDS, promoted by IN/ARCH (National Institute of Architecture) and ANCE (National Association of Building Contractors) in collaboration with Archilovers, took place at the Milan Cultural Center.
On June 20, 2023, the regional jury, chaired by Prof. Arch. Marco Prusicki and composed of Francesca Battisti (Politecnico di Milano), Isotta Cortesi (architect), Regina De Albertis (President of Assimpredil Ance), Luca Piraino (IN/Arch Lombardy), Paolo Rosselli (architect and photographer), and Francesca Riva (architect), unanimously decided to award an honorable mention in the “Building Redevelopment” category to the social housing project “5Square” on Via Antegnati in Milan. This project is promoted by Redo sgr Società Benefit with Fondazione Housing Sociale serving as the social technical advisor. The architectural design is credited to the ATI led by D&D srl, with members including Barreca & La Varra, responsible for the architectural design, Arching s.r.l., Ariatta Ingegneria dei sistemi s.r.l., and Ebner Associates Italia s.r.l.
The award was received by architect Gianandrea Barreca and Andrea Vecci, Impact, Sustainability & Communication manager of Redo sgr Società Benefit.
“We are proud to receive an award for this project, which has represented a challenge on several fronts from the very beginning. Working on social housing involves addressing issues related to both expressive and material aspects of economics, challenges that profoundly affect the ways of living and using space, and concerns that project expectations and hopes onto the city and its context. 5Square has attempted to provide answers to the main challenges of contemporary cities: the reuse of existing buildings, sustainable urban regeneration, and the creation of new social connections,” stated Gianandrea Barreca and Giovanni La Varra.