Taste and Health Center

Milan
2004 - 2010

The project involved an urban regeneration intervention on a disused industrial building in the center of Milan, once home to the city's fish market. Milano Ristorazione S.p.A. decided to redevelop this structure to establish an innovative multipurpose center dedicated to food education and a cooking center for the production of meals for Milanese schools.

The main interventions involved the creation of a new metal structure mezzanine that expanded the usable surfaces and the complete functional redistribution of the ground and basement floors to adapt them to the new intended uses.

On the ground floor are spaces for educational, popularization and training activities related to the theme of healthy eating, while the basement has been used as a production center with industrial kitchens, processing rooms and storage rooms.

The project required a multidisciplinary approach by integrating architectural, structural, plant engineering and construction aspects to totally rethink the configuration of the rooms and adapt them to the new functions settled.

Particular care has been given to the energy efficiency and environmental comfort of the spaces through the use of state-of-the-art technologies and plant solutions in compliance with the highest standards of sustainability.

The intervention involved the coordinated development of the various design phases, from the preliminary design to the executive design, and the preparation of the technical documentation necessary for the acquisition of all authorizations and prior opinions from the relevant agencies.

An exemplary project to reuse and enhance a disused industrial architecture in the heart of Milan, converting it back into an innovative hub for promoting healthy eating and producing meals for school catering.

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