To coincide with the summer solstice, the nhow Milano hotel in via Tortona 35 has inaugurated its new rooftop: it is called Vertigo and is a terrace designed by Park Associati that, in 750 square metres, hosts three circular pools, a lounge area with cocktail bar, a large solarium area and an infinity pool created in collaboration with Myrtha Pools.
Contrasts of proportions
"The project reasons on the contrasts between the proportions of the different elements," explains Alessandro Rossi, project director of Park Associati. "Some are taken to a giant scale, others are reduced and reworked to minute and microscopic dimensions. The former enhance the memory of the industrial architecture of the site, the latter, by jarring in the opposite direction, increase the playful reading of the intervention".
Concave and convex spaces
The studio's work focused on the contrast between concave and convex spaces, on the dialogue between the nhow's distinctive colour (orange) and the grey of the industrial surroundings and, above all, on the declination of the concept that gives the terrace its name: the idea of the vertigo conveyed by the infinity pool, totally projecting from the building, also equipped with skylights to further verticalise the experience and transparent glass parapets, designed to give further emotions to the guests who want to live this experience.
Closing the circle - symbolic but also 'physical' - is the presence of six pillars (two of which also serve as showers) that support the structure of the telarium and can become lighting elements to brighten up the evenings at Vertigo. The terrace is open to the public every day from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and can also be used to organise parties and private events.