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Competition of Architecture  
 

An international Competition of ideas concerning a preliminary study of the Citadel of Culture to be realised in Milan, in the Sempione Park area and in the surrounding areas, in particular the area currently occupied by the Ferrovie Nord (Northern Railroad) Overall, the project includes:

·An International Cultural Centre (similar, in size and
            function, to the Pompidou Centre in Paris) with a Library, a
            Media Centre, a Cinematheque and sections also for Design
            and Fashion

· A Contemporary Art Museum, which is part of the Centre

· An Auditorium for 2500 persons, called
            "The Ark of the Millennium"

· The restructuring of the Arena, destined to
            become a multipurpose, covered space.

· The integration within the new project of
            existing monumental buildings: besides the
             Arena, the Castello Sforzesco, the Arco della
             Pace
, the Triennale, the Giorgio Strehler
             Theatre, the Acquario Civico, and the Torre
             Branca

· A new design for the Sempione Park which
             exalts the function of a central space: a
             large green Forum of the Citadel