Redevelopment Residential Building on Leopardi Street

2013 - 2017

The project to redevelop the building at 15 Via Leopardi in Milan, conceived and designed by Ludovico Magistretti and Guido Veneziani between 1958 and 1961, has been successfully completed. Located in the historic center of Milan, near the Cadorna train station and Sempione Park, the building was originally intended for mixed office and residential use. Over time, it was converted into an office building for the AXA Assicurazioni company. The new ownership has decided to permanently convert it into upscale residences, given the strategic location and characteristics of the property.

The project involved a change of use, with the new configuration of the residential layout on the various floors and regulatory compliance for architectural barriers and fire safety. On the basement floor, rooms were created for common use as a condominium hall and gymnasium, as well as services typical of high-end residential properties, such as concierge, laundry, and garbage room. The existing basement and the two new basement floors were used for garages, cellars and technical rooms.

Both courtyards were restored as condominium gardens, returning these spaces to their original function as gardens, as envisioned in Magistretti and Veneziani's design, in keeping with the tradition of Milanese courtyards. The project also optimized the building's consumption by insulating the envelope and replacing fixtures and fittings, with the goal of achieving the highest energy efficiency classes. Alternative energy sources were included, particularly geothermal energy.

The intervention maintained the building's identity and history, preserving its distinctive typological and morphological features. The works on the elevations were designed so as not to alter its appearance, with fully transparent glazed enclosures and parapets to preserve the overall aesthetics of the building and its relationship with its surroundings.

BMS acted as an integral consultant to the investor, from Concept Design to Hand Over, coordinating the preservation needs of the monumental building and managing the Interior projects and post-sale customizations. The integrated engineering developed by BMS, through an interactive process with the investor, optimized the available surfaces, adding two basement floors with a garage function. This intervention added real estate value while respecting the existing building fabric and accompanied the entire permitting process, obtaining final approval from the relevant authorities.

Residences at 15 Leopardi Street: an excellent example of integrated engineering and architecture serving the enhancement of historical heritage and the creation of valuable living spaces.

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