BACK HOMEPAGE ARCHITECTURE PAINTING FOUNDATION

B.1.2.B3

MEDIOLANUM

Project for Milan and Lumbardy
by
VITTORIO MAZZUCCONI
The City In the Image and Resemblance of Man (3/6)
 
Piano urbanistico per Milano, 1967
 



In the first place, he recognises the city's territory, not in its administrative constriction, but rather in its natural extension (from the Ticino River to the Adda River). After this, he plans a network of urban highways, circular and radial-orientated, that extends to the entire region, coherently to his principle of development. Amongst the very wide grids of this web, it is possible to redesign the small townships of Milan's hinterland, bringing them back to their original unity and identity. Yet, together, they can compose an authentic federation of harmonious communities, as opposed to an unspecified area in the city's outskirts.
This is a basic point to be underlined when we talk about the huge metropolis of our time. Their problems can be solved a great deal if we think of them not as cities but actually as federations, constellations of cities, in the same way as a single city is composed of many houses and not of a unique, huge house; and the same obviously happens with society, that is a group of families and not one enormous family.
Furthermore, the union between these cities cannot be undifferentiated but on the contrary must be planned as a real union, complete from all points of view and expressed in a common centre, directive, economic, cultural and religious.
On the left: the new Metropolis, between the Ticino and Adda rivers.

At the bottomo: the central Void