10 October 2019

Milan’s design culture: life stories as told by the Vico Magistretti Foundation
Vico Magistretti: the city

“(Milan) is a stimulating city to work in, ugly, but not provincial. You never meet anyone. That's its great advantage: it’s solitary. The same sort of solitude that pervades New York.”

Vico Magistretti, 1980

Milano San Felice District, with Gigi Caccia Dominioni, 1967-1975

"Architecture is my passion: building means creating volumes and internal spaces. The fascination of three-dimensionality, basically.” V.M.

The Milano San Felice district, covering an area of around 800,000 m2 and straddling the municipalities of Segrate and Novegro, started off as a private project for a residential area for the bourgeoisie.

It follows the low-density gated community model, surrounded by green spaces and informed by a clear hierarchy of pedestrian paths, cycle lanes and vehicle routes and the ratio between the district or neighbourhood.

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