MICROUTOPIA, MULTIPURPOSE BUILDING IN MILAN
An hybrid spatiality born from the recovery of an abandoned site
Microutopia is born from an abandoned and decommissioned site, relegated to impoverished wealth. Microutopia is in part the artisanal laboratory it once was, conserving its form; its dentelated roof, its solid brick perimeter, its two cast iron columns supporting a strength that has past but not been forgotten. Microutopia is therefore recovery, rebirth, transformation, growth. Microutopia is a piece of the city, a small village, with streets, alleys, steps, stairs, public squares, gardens and houses. Microutopia is a village in which to live, work, play, relax, exhibit, experiment, meet. Microutopia is architecture no longer defined by closed boundaries, but by open filters. A hybrid space, a large laboratory. A place that is never complete but always permanent, without programmes and interchangeable in its parts.