Bocconi Yard - Harvard Graduate School of Design

The Network Campus for Milan | Harvard University - Graduate School of Design, 1st place

February 2, 2013-May 17, 2013 - Stefano Andreani, project leader, Federico de Molfetta, project leader

The importance of inner, urban voids is essential to the understanding of the city as a spatial ensemble. The Bocconi Yard project wants to be both an extension of the university's architectural ensemble and the definition of a new connective platform within the city. The central part of the Yard is the central part of the Yard, generating a new sense of place.

Facing the existing library that sits on the northern side of the Yard, a new student center with sports facilities becomes the focal point of the visual axis that links back to the rest of the campus. To the west, the new School of Management defines the long edge of the Yard and performs as transitional space between city and campus life. In the southeastern corner, the residential tower will provide spectacular views over the campus, hovering over the Yard and the city of Milan.

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Technological strategies for Bocconi Yard implement a variety of innovative building solutions for creatively combining functional and performance needs, sustainability and renewable-energy principles, as well as aesthetic qualities. In particular, many of these solutions are the direct application of avant-garde research projects that have been developed by the Robotics Design at Harvard Graduate School of Design.

The competition called for the design of a new campus comprising research, teaching, study, residential, recreation, and sport areas for Bocconi University in Milan. The design had to reflect the cosmopolitan and innovative characteristics of the school and the avant-garde sensibility of the city. Stefano Andreani, Federico de Molfetta ​​p>

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Peter Cook (Panel Chairman), Prof. Guido Tabellini (Dean of Bocconi University), Bruno Pavesi (Bocconi University Chief Executive Officer), Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell (Grafton Architects), Martha Thorne (Executive Director of Pritzker Architecture Prize) , Prof. Cesare De Seta (Professor of History of Architecture), Prof. Federico Oliva (Professor of Urban Planning), Dejan Sudjic (Director of the London Design Museum), Stefano Casciani (Architectural critic), and Dr. Enrico Cucchiani (Chief Executive Officer of Banca Intesa Sanpaolo)

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