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GBPA Architects redesigns Palazzo del Fuoco in Milan


New look for the historical “Palazzo del Fuoco” of Milan, located in Piazzale Loreto and designed in the 1960s by architects Giulio Minoletti e Giuseppe Chiodi using futuristic illuminable glazed surfaces. 

After  winning  the  architectural  design  competition by Kryalos, GBPA Architects  studio was commissioned to renovate an office building: the  project actualizes  the  space  at  ground  floor with two main entrances and a covered internal  double  height  square  and reorganizes  the  existing  floors  with  new vertical connections. 

In addition, the  remodeling  of  the  new  façades  is thought  to  respect  the  original  design and  to  be  integrated  with  the renovated night lighting system of the building; in fact, by  using  high  performance  LEDs technology  is  possible  to  create the  dialogue  between  internal  and external spaces, night and day, as originally thinked by Minoletti. 

The aim of the project is to return those characters of originality  and  innovation of technology now lost  and  restore  to  the  building  those distinctive elements that made it one of the  most  representative  works of  Milan of the early Sixties, in a renovated relationship with today’s dynamic city.