A project by Zaha Hadid Architects in partnership with Tecno. Cortile d'Onore - Università degli Studi di Milano

An advanced answer to the new ways of working, a space to physically and digitally connect, a spaceship with a soft flower shape. Zaha Hadid Architects’ installation is all this and much more.

Michele Pasca di Magliano. Ph. Courtesy ZHA

Alis, one of the first installations to be seen in the Cortile d’Onore, is a volume with an organic line inspired by an orchid, which stems from the partnership between Zaha Hadid Architects and Tecno. Presented in its world premiere at the Biennale Architettura 2021, this project is a contemporary meeting place, a meeting pod that redefines the concept of social interaction and offers an advanced, high-performance station.

The design with a strong identity poses no limits to its adaptation: Alis consists of steel or aluminium and glass modules, and is a conference room that fits easily into any type of place, from offices to airports, indoors or outdoors.

"An ambitious vision led Tecno to create what I call a Village,” says Giuliano Mosconi, President of Tecno Spa. "The beauty to inspire, connect and gather people drives our company towards an innovative future. Our commitment to partnering with the design community tells of our leadership story in sustainable and efficient working spaces for everyone".