The Cascina Merlata project covers an area of 548,149 m2 and contains a mixture of functional purposes: residential (free market and subsidized), shops, schools, sports facilities and a public park.

Some of the most important names in contemporary architecture (Antonio Citterio & Patricia Viel Architects, Cino Zucchi CZA, Alessandro Scandurra, Stefano Tropea Studio B22, Matteo Parini, Roy Emiliano Nash P-U-R-A architetti, Franco Giorgetta, Giovanna Longhi) are involved in the transformation of Cascina Merlata: from the master plan to the farmhouse, the free market residences to the subsidized housing, high architectural quality is the key in this transformation of an area that lays the groundwork for new ways of living in the city.

From the innovative method of selecting the designers to social experimentation, the UpTown District stands out as one of the most interesting initiatives on the national and international scene. All the designers were chosen through competitions, guaranteeing maximum transparency.

High-quality social housing meets with a mixture of facilities to make UpTown an outstanding case of urban innovation.