The brutalist avant-garde revives between philology and poetry.
Four hundred thousand new rooms, about 500 new buildings in ten years. It is the Milan of the Sixties that expands and populates the voids at speed. The Milan of BBPR in corso Buenos Aires, of Luigi Caccia Dominioni in piazza Carbonari, of Vico Magistretti in piazzale Aquileia and of all the protagonists of that phenomenon which we know as ‘Condominio Milano’ which gave birth to a successful series of episodes of residential architecture.
Among these, there is also an incredible ‘ufo’: the complex in via Muratori, designed by a dream team led by a Roman engineer, Lucio Passarelli, who in 1966 designed (with Giuseppe Chiodi) an architecture with a brutalist air.
A sort of machine à habiter, divided into cells and services, developed in four modules of square mesh, around large shafts circulars. The ambition? Leaving a mark in the history of Milanese urban planning, messing up with a bourgeois condominium with a subversive trait (prize In/ARCH 1969) the rules of a neighborhood that grew up in the orthogonality of the early twentieth century.