/ Gate Central

A lively residential space for public enjoyment

Milan, Italy
1,700 sqm
San Lorenzo Immobiliare S.r.l.
ResidentialUrban design
New residential building and public areas
Antonio Citterio, Patricia Viel, with Sara Busnelli, and Paolo Aranci, Clara Alfieri, Paolo Antonini, Matteo Brambati, Mattia Cattaneo, Domenico Cattolico, Paolo Longoni, Daniele Raimondi, Luciana Ricca, Cristina Spada, Alessandro Tatti

Conceived in the spirit of sustainable growth, Gate Central will offer 1,700 sqm of residential and retail spaces. Located a stone’s throw away from the city’s most visited monuments, the innovative urban regeneration project returns to the people of Milan a largely abandoned area that was heavily bombarded during the war years. The four-story building comprises eight residential units and includes ground- and underground-floor retail space.

The creation of a green, semi-public internal square that connects Via dei Fabbri to Corso di Porta Ticinese guarantees pedestrian accessibility, while a generously lit glass-clad stairway illuminates the pedestrian area in front. Open to the public in the daytime, the secluded square is designed as a new meeting place where people can come together and enjoy a series of leisure activities, or simply rest on the stone benches among the flowerbeds.