An innovative school complex with fluid spaces and open to the city in the Symbiosis district in Porta Romana.
architectural design (schematic, final, construction), artistic direction, LANDSCAPE DESIGN, INTERIOR DESIGN - 2018/2020
The new Campus of ICS Milan International School is located in the masterplan of Symbiosis, the new Business District of Covivio that, south of Fondazione Prada, already hosts the headquarters of large international companies.
An iconic volume, generated by the juxtaposition of two blades with different profiles and marked by verticality, opens the interiors to the surrounding context, with ample terraces that mark the perspective articulation. Large glass surfaces and metals with refined workmanship allow the facades to interact with the surrounding environment, reacting in a changing way. The 3 hosted school cycles (elementary, middle, high) are organized ascensionally on different levels, while on the ground floor the collective activities (canteen, gym, swimming pool and auditorium) open to the city and to the large outdoor playground, equipped for activities at the open air.
The construction site, despite the health emergency that came during construction, shaped the project in just 14 months: after the rooftop flag was laid at the end of construction of the elevated structures on December 19, 2019, the campus opened on December 17, 2020.