A week of meetings, culminating in the Manufacturing Value panel at the Italian Consulate, underlined how a common language can be built between Italian architects working in New York and American architects active in Milan for a shared architecture vision

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Together with Milan, New York becomes the ideal "sparring partner", as it is diametrically opposed in geography but similar in aesthetics and research.

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From Milan and New York and vice versa, during BIG ITALY NEW YORK and in support of the Italian Design Day, the Interni team has selected profiles of architecture firms that have made the relationship between Italy and America a fundamental part of their work for the panel convened at the Italian General Consulate last May 20th.

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The effort to broaden the culture of design to the general public consisted in combining testimonies from architects who work in America but have a close link with Italy through the presence of representatives of Italian companies.

The panel at the Italian Consulate and the "on-site" events in the American studios have highlighted, in addition to the great cultural interest in Italy as a place of production and diffusion cultural, also how our country is, for them, a place of work: a land of important commissions orders and projects.

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Matteo Milani, of the Studio Pei-Cobb-Freed, testified to this by describing the typically Italian attitude of having an approach to "taylor made architecture" and taking as an example the work carried out for the Palazzo Regione Lombardia in Milan project.

A tower and the intertwining of linear mid-rise offices and interconnected public spaces that make up this highly award-winning and sustainable office complex in Milan, modulated with the sartorial attitude and supporting spaces to the community in an efficient, flexible and accessible form. Together with outdoor gathering places intended to improve public life and stimulate neighborhood regeneration.

Due to its scale and materiality, the building relates to the surrounding neighborhood, while the tower, 160 meters high, addresses the nearby Pirelli Skyscraper, the former seat of government and an important icon of the modern era.

The morphological, aesthetic and landscape change of the city of Milan passes through the large projects of the railway yards, in which Studio SOM (Skidmore-Owings and Merril) in-depth during the appointment at their studio and also highlighted by Francesca Portesine, Head of Interiors for the studio.

Not only large projects but also cutting-edge products, such as Bio Block technology, bricks obtained from the processing of algae.

From product to projects. The Olympic Village  represents the first phase of the major project of the Porta Romana Former Railway Area (by SOM - Skidmore-Owings and Merril), a project that aims  - through its double functional and transversal soul - to communicate the "Olympic spirit" of Milan: a space that, after the Olympics, will become a student residence.

Changes in society, in the city and in the landscape are the key words of the Parco Romana project that architect Mario Bastianelli of Diller Scofidio+Renfro illustrated to the director of Interni Gilda Bojardi during a visit in the studio.

The site is under construction and, according to the latest updates from the studio, the buildings that will host the athletes will soon be erected together with the iconic walkway, a sort of "High Line", in addition to the redevelopment of the FS station.

The project team is made up, in addition to Diller Scofidio + Renfro, of the teams of Outcomist, PLP Architecture, Carlo Ratti Associati, with Gross. Max., Nigel Dunnett Studio, Arup, Portland Design, Systematica, Studio Zoppini, Aecom, Land, Artelia).

“Translation” of an Italian style is the motto of Stefano Giussani, of the Studio Lissoni Architecture NY: experience in the international market as a space to combine the Design DNA of the Milan-based studio. Not just housing, but above all Hospitality and Retail, from product to project while always maintaining consistency with style.

Work culture and sustainability, common values ​​with the Italian companies with which it collaborates, such as Nero Cucine, or projects in progress, are the key points of the way the Studio Michael Gabellini (Gabellini-Sheppard Associates) operates

Shared values ​​such as project and manufacturing meet in the place of Design.

And with the meetings with the Libeskind studio (with Daniel and Nina present) and the Bonetti Kozerski studio (with Enrico Bonetti) and the story of the related future projects, the studio was completed INTERNI studio visits.

Big Italy New York: see you in Milan, and in New York.