The project of Spaces Milano explores innovative ways of using spaces through a precise and sensible analysis of the context. Spaces occupies about 4,000 sqm of a traditional second postwar Milanese building. This building faces the Bastioni and turns towards Piazza XXV Aprile, a new city center and one of the most interesting examples of urban renovation. Spaces creates a community environment that offers multiple spatial solutions to create networks. Designing this ecosystem is like designing a small town or a large collective house. Each space is a useful place for the community that allows multiple exchanges, from formal ones to informal and spontaneous ones. Even a hidden corner, if well designed, can turn into a great place of work and unexpected meeting.
▼充满创意的合作办公区，the innovative co-working space
The project focuses on the potential of a flexible and innovative space and at the same time on the quality of the materials. The project picks up from a first generation of co-working, emphasizing exclusively the informal and playful image of the spaces, that were built as an only alternative to the excessively corporate dimension characterizing the office projects of the ‘international style’. Spaces Milan tries to overcome this dichotomy taking advantage of the potentialities of both scales. The common spaces, even though organized according to principles that favor social interactions, have been conceived with an aesthetic rigor and attention to details and materials similar to that of the interior design project instead of a collective environment.
▼来自意大利及北欧的设计装点室内空间，the decorations from Italy and Nordic countries
The custom-made American walnut furniture, the great Italian and Nordic design pieces, the soft, yet warm fabrics, perfectly fit an essential and rigorous environment made of concrete and ceppo stone surfaces.At the ground floor a great attention was paid to the lighting design. Seen from outside, lights and lamps are perceived as iridescent architectures, flying carpets that light up the Milanese nights. Colors and materials define in a subtle way the character of each space: from the bright and playful colors of the areas near the entrance to the warm walnut wood of the cafeteria, from the soft palette of the working area and of the booths to the neutral colors of the quiet area.
▼色调温暖的咖啡屋，the warm pallet cafe
▼用颜色区分各个空间，different colors divided different spaces
▼浮动的吊灯装饰出运动感，the floating lamp creates sense of movement
At the office floors, the abstract materiality of glass walls framed with black steel is opposed to the warm oak of the floorings. Along each corridor the lights, hanged with a 30 degree inclination, replace the false ceiling and emphasize the sense of movement. Thanks to a series of folding walls, the sequence of meeting rooms of the basement easily becomes a unique, continuous event space. The terrace on the rooftop, paved with a wooden deck and shaded by a thin steel structure, is conceived as a domestic living room, open to the skyline of a constantly changing city.
▼办公室滑动门可随意组合出多种空间，the sliding wall creates multi functional spaces
▼红色的交通空间，the red connecting space
▼屋顶露台，terrance on the roof
Project bio: Regus co-working renovation, Bastioni di Porta Nuova 21, Milano.
Architect: Laboratorio Permanente – Nicola Russi, Angelica Sylos Labini.
Design team: Laboratorio Permanente – Nicola Russi, Angelica Sylos Labini. With Luca Cozzani, Emanuela Forcolini, Marco di Forenza, Alessandro Zanoletti, Francesca Lina Pincella.
Safety managers & site supervisors: Marina Abate e Carla Gioiella.
Constructors: Constructors Italia Srl.
Furniture: Arper, Vitra, Hay, Moroso, Kvadrat, Zeitraum, CC- Tapis, Zanotta, Haworth, Dauphin, Fermob.