Competition launched for the design of the new library in Milan

The competition for the design of the European Library of Information and Culture (Beic) in the Porta Vittoria district has been published by the Municipality of Milan. The new building “will be a new generation cultural center of international scope, […] which will become the functional center of the entire library system of the Milanese metropolis”. The municipality expects a building “emblematic and symbolically representative of the centrality that knowledge and skills have for the future of Milan”.

The new library will be built on an abandoned area of ​​about 13,000 square meters between Viale Molise and Via Cervignano and it will have an area of ​​about 30,000 square meters. The area of ​​via Cervignano will remain undeveloped and will ensure the north-south connection between via Cena and via Monte Ortigara, creating a public space capable of making the library interact with the greenery.

The project is based on a loan of 101.574 million, already provided for in the state budget under the Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP), which can be further integrated with public and private resources. The call will remain open until June 22 and the winning project will be announced during the month of July.

Opening picture: (The photo does not represent the project) Photo Ryunosuke Kikuno via Unsplash.

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