Project included in Piazza Unità d'Italia competition organized by Cernusco sul Naviglio municipality in 1996 and won by Studio Redaelli Speranza with landscape designer Sophie Ambroise, Piazza Padre Giuliani was the first part to be realized.
The aim of the project is to organize relations and uses generated between the town hall square and the surrounding historic core of Cernusco.
Traditional milanese stone materials, as porphyry, are used in a contemporary way, identyfing different areas of the new square, which is a resting place as much as a transit place. In here, three mulberries (typical Lombard trees) relate to the town’s long farming traditions. The road and the pedestrian area are separated by the new parking deterrent “Calimero”, a street forniture specifically designed for this project.
Cernusco sul Naviglio (Mi)
Studio Redaelli Speranza architetti associati, Milano
Gaia Redaelli, Vito Redaelli, Anna Speranza with arch.Sophie Ambroise, landscape desingner
Comune di Cernusco sul Naviglio
arch. Francesca Scianna
Abitare n°400/2000, Editrice Abitare Segesta, Milan