Regeneration of the Bovisa-Goccia area

Memorandum of intent signed for the creation of the Politecnico’s new campus

A Memorandum of Intent was signed for the completion of a sustainable urban regeneration and quality project in the “Bovisa-Goccia-Villapizzone” area of Milan. 

The project, which involves Renzo Piano among others, covers an area of about 325,000m2, owned by the Municipality of Milan (about 234,000m2) and the Politecnico (about 91,000m2), with the aim of redeveloping the Bovisa-Goccia area. 

Various works are planned: 

New university campus: the Politecnico di Milano envisages the completion of redevelopment work within the area for the purpose of creating a scientific park/innovation hub and an expansion of the current Bovisa Campus, with areas dedicated to services for students and local residents. 

Civic schools: the construction of two buildings for the Fondazione Milano - Scuole Civiche is planned as part of the Bovisa-Goccia project, with the aim of gathering the city's civic schools in a single hub. 

Bovisa and Villapizzone stations: improvement works are planned for the links between the two railway stations and between the same and the new residential properties expected within the Goccia area by means of a new integrated system of provision for cyclists and pedestrians, tramways and roads.  

Urban forest: the creation of a large, public, urban park is planned by 2030, by reusing existing green areas and programming further planting as part of an innovative process of reforestation.  

The Memorandum of Intent was signed by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility, the Ministry of University and Research, Politecnico di Milano, the Lombardy Region, the Municipality of Milan, FNM, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (FS Group).

"This protocol is a concrete step toward implementing the redevelopment project for the area," Urban Regeneration Councilor Giancarlo Tancredi La Repubblica: "this section of Milan will become another part of the polycentric city."

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