BOSCO NAVIGLI – THE GREEN COURT IN VIA SAN CRISTOFORO
The Bosco Navigli project involves the construction of a new residential and tertiary building in Via San Cristoforo, Milan. The design of Bosco Navigli is inspired by traditional Lombardian architecture of courtyard houses and is shaped as an ascending spiral which develops around an open green court.
The green court building Bosco Navigli is structured into 2 underground floors and 8 floors above ground for a total height of less than 32m from the ground floor. The ground floor houses commercial activities while the upper levels are intended for residences. The internal vertical distribution of the building is guaranteed through 6 common connections. The parking located in the two underground floors has a total area of about 4700 square meters.
While the architectural concept of Bosco Navigli revisits the historical typology of the Milanese courtyard, the project looks to the future in terms of energy and environmental sustainability. The building is in fact intended to be highly performing and provides for the integration of advanced technological systems including systems for collecting rainwater and geothermal energy. In addition, the entire roof of the Bosco Navigli is covered with solar and photovoltaic panels.
The very design of the new green courtyard project in Via San Cristoforo contributes to reducing energy consumption. For example, a system of loggias was designed both to protect from intense solar radiation during summer and allow natural light to enter during winter. The name ‘ green court ’comes from the design of public green areas that interact with private outdoor spaces while integrating systems of loggias, tree planted terraces and common areas.
The sloping geometry of the building’s façade was designed with the aim of maximizing the opening of the apartments towards the outside environment and allows for the creation of large private garden roofs enriched with thick trees which are the hallmark of the project.
The vertical structures are therefore articulated according to a scheme designed to align with the architectural tapering. The floors, bidirectional slabs with constant thickness, alternatively carry internal spaces and gardens, and are settled on supports in a variable number and span to allow maximum structural exploitation compatibly with the intended use.
SCE Project has been involved in the structural design, fire engineering and heath and safety and in the general construction management of the Bosco Navigli.