- Scandurra Studio
- Pietro Paleocapa, 7, 20124, Milano, Italy
- 5-20 Stories
- Zürich Insurance
- Alessandro Scandurra, Roberto Songini, Nicola Bianchi, Silvia Zauli, Alessandro Danesi, Marzia De Giovanni
Paleocapa 7 is one of the last refurbishment intervention by Scandurra Studio. The project wants to bring back to ligh the identity of the building, designed by the architect and engineer Pietro Lingeri during the 50's.
The restoring process is carried out through the study and research of the original features of the building. The discovery of vintage photos taken on the building-site at the time has been essential, as these images reveal the clear and formal simplicity of Pietro Lingeri original design, lost in the refurbishments and remakes over time.
The first intervention concerns the opening on the façade, as their proportions needed to be revised.
The redesign of the gate on via Paleocapa and of the entrance shelter are new elements and at the same time they dialogue with the proportions of the pre-existing ones, giving the building a renewed aesthetic and formal precision.
The green areas are redistributed and spots for users are created, so that the garden becomes an expoitable space, a pleasant place where to take a break.
The interiors are designed in continuity with the outside, and are characterized by the use of stone, metal and glass.