A seed of imagination laid on the new Milano’s Gae Aulenti Square. The UniCredit Pavilion by Michele De Lucchi has been inaugurated. A business centre, but also a space open to all the city, where an ancient material as wood becomes an instrument for innovation.
10 month time realisation and a 20 million euro investment: these are the numbers of the new multifunctional UniCredit’s space.
“We have called this building “the seed”, for its shape, but also because it is literally laying over the underlying parking, without any foundations”, De Lucchi explains during the opening conference.
“This is not a building that takes new spaces, but it is born in a place which was already used. I wanted it to be not heavy, but almost like a decorative object”.
And then he says about the shape: “We asked to people passing through what the Pavilion recalls to them. They answered in so many different ways, from a ladybug to a whale. I think the greatest value for a building is being capable to stimulate the imagination. And that’s my wish: I want this seed to be the inspiration for other new creations.
Text by Gabriele Masi.