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Università Luigi Bocconi
Luigi Bocconi University
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DESIGNER
 
 
Grafton Architects
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CONTEXT
 
Location
Università Luigi Bocconi, Grafton Architects, Yvonne Farrell, Shelley McNamara, Milano, Italy, University
Relationship with the location
Università Luigi Bocconi, Grafton Architects, Yvonne Farrell, Shelley McNamara, Milano, Italy, University
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DESCRIPTION
 
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Università Luigi Bocconi, Grafton Architects, Yvonne Farrell, Shelley McNamara, Milano, Italy, UniversityOccupying an entire city block, the architects have created a building which feels more like a campus of pavilions and courtyards with a vertical rather than horizontal configuration. The conference halls, lecture theaters, offices, meeting rooms, library and café are designed to house 1,000 professors and students, creating a feeling of community from within and sitting easily in the city that surrounds them. Throughout the building, the generous and diverse open spaces invite spontaneous encounters and exchanges.

Università Luigi Bocconi, Grafton Architects, Yvonne Farrell, Shelley McNamara, Milano, Italy, UniversityThe winner of the World Building of the Year 2008 award, the massive stone-clad construction can be thought of as having three distinct parts: the sunken volume, which houses, among other things, the impressive aula magna, the ground floor of flowing spaces and the more functional boxes “floating” above. The aula magna occupies the main frontage and provides a symbolic presence. The use of large openings and multiple vistas means that light filters throughout the building and visitors are drawn into the life of the interior.
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MATERIALS
 
reinforced concrete, glass, aluminium, stone
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Italy [Italia]
Region
Lombardy [Lombardia]
Province
Milan [Milano]
Town
Milan [Milano]
Neighborhoods
Zona 5
Address
Via Corrado Guglielmo Roentgen/viale Bligny
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Education buildings
Universities, colleges
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ARCHITECTURE
Education buildings
Libraries, archives and documentation centres
Auditorium
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2001     project winner of competition
Realisation
2004 - 2008
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AWARDS
 
2008
World Building of the Year
World Architecture Festival
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Detail, Università Luigi Bocconi, Grafton Architects, Yvonne Farrell, Shelley McNamara, Milano, Italy"Erweiterung der Bocconi-Universität in Mailand Grafton Architects, Dublin / Extension of the Bocconi University in Milan Grafton Architects", Detail 9/2010, september 2010 [Forschung und Lehre / Research and Teaching], "Prozess / Process" pp. 908-924

Severino Salvemini, "Exzellenz erfordert Mut – kühne Architektur und ihr Einfluss auf intellektuelles Schaffen / Excellence requires courage - bold architecture and its influence on intellectual work", Detail 9/2010, september 2010 [Forschung und Lehre / Research and Teaching], "Prozess / Process" pp. 910-911 (908-924)
Grafton Architects, "Ein Stück Stadt – die Architekten zum Entwurf / A piece of the city - the architects describe their design", Detail 9/2010, september 2010 [Forschung und Lehre / Research and Teaching], "Prozess / Process" pp. 912-915 (908-924)
Emilio Pereira, "Zur Konzeption des Tragwerks / The structural concept", Detail 9/2010, september 2010 [Forschung und Lehre / Research and Teaching], "Prozess / Process" pp. 916-918 (908-924)
Massimo Bocciolini, "Zur Verwendung von Selbstverdichtendem Beton / The use of self-compacting concret", Detail 9/2010, september 2010 [Forschung und Lehre / Research and Teaching], "Prozess / Process" pp. 918-919 (908-924)
"Den Horizont erweitern – die Universität als Kunstgalerie / Broadening horizons - the university as an art gallery", Detail 9/2010, september 2010 [Forschung und Lehre / Research and Teaching], "Prozess / Process" p. 924 (908-924)
Emmet Scanlon, "Irish milestone in Milan", A10 new European architecture 25, january-february 2009, "On the spot" p. 6
Richard Ingersoll, Marco A. Perletti, "Un gioco di volumi per futuri economisti", Il giornale dell'architettura 64, luglio-agosto 2008, "Concorsi" p. 37
Stefano Casciani, "Learning from Dublin", Domus speciale. Fra Terra e Cielo / Between Hearth and Heaven, pp. 26-33, allegato a /published with Domus 900, febbraio/february 2007
Nuova architettura per l'Università Bocconi / New architecture for Bocconi University, supplemento a/supplement of Domus 846, marzo/march 2002
Raymund Ryan, "Raymund Ryan su Grafton Architects / Raymund Ryan on Grafton Architects", Nuova architettura per l'Università Bocconi / New architecture for Bocconi University, supplemento a/supplement of Domus 846, marzo/march 2002, pp. 8-9

"Primo premio / First prize. Grafton Architects", Nuova architettura per l'Università Bocconi / New architecture for Bocconi University, supplemento a/supplement of Domus 846, marzo/march 2002, pp. 10-13
"Grafton Architects. Università Bocconi, Milano" in Next. 8. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura. 2002, Marsilio, Venezia 2002, "Italia" pp. 434-438
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Università Luigi Bocconi, Grafton Architects, Yvonne Farrell, Shelley McNamara, Milano, Italy, University
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CLIENT
 
 
Università Luigi Bocconi
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AMOUNT
 
 
€ 100.000.000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
total sq.m. 68,628.34

foyer sq.m. 2,500
exhibition space sq.m. 500
Floors
above ground 6
underground 3
Consistence
offices 731
meeting rooms 34
server rooms 11
break rooms 8
Capacity
seats in the Aula Magna 1,000
work stations 1,240
parking spaces 200
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STRUCTURES
 
 
RFR, Paris
Niccolò Baldassini
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STAFF
 
Project
Grafton Architects
Project architect
Simona Castelli
Design team
Gerard Carty, Philippe O'Sullivan, Emmett Scanlon
Collaborators
Lennart Breternitz, Matthew Beattie, Philip Comerford, Miriam Dunn, Andreas Degn, Ann Henry, David Leech, John Barry Lowe, Eavan Meagher, Orla Murphy, Aoibheann Ni Mhearainn, Kieran O'Brien, Sterrin O'Shea, Eoghan O'Shea, Michael Pike, Anna Ryan, Maurizio Scalera, Ansgar Staudt, Gavin Wheatley
Systems
BDSP Partnership, London - Klaus Bode
Structural consultant
Emilio Pereira with Vincenzo Collina, Massimo Sandrelli
Economic consultant
Tim Gatehouse Associates, London - Tim Gatehouse
Acoustical consultant
Arpservice, Paolo Molina
Interior design
Avenue Architects, Dante Bonucelli
Lighting engineer
Metis, Claudio Valent, Marinella Patetta
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos © Federico Brunetti, Alexandre Soria, Andrea Ferrario, Matthieu Joannon
Text edited by Pritzker Architecture Prize
Courtesy of Pritzker Architecture Prize | Grafton Architects

Università Luigi Bocconi, Grafton Architects, Yvonne Farrell, Shelley McNamara, Milano, Italy, University



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