The new Hotel VIU Milan, located in the lively Porta Volta district, perfectly embodies the spirit of the city, thanks to sustainable, avant-garde architecture that encloses simple, elegant spaces, in line with the Milanese aesthetic.
In the project by the architecture firm Arassociati, the vertical garden that frames the 124 rooms of the hotel (by the studio AG&P Greenscape) enhances the whole structure and fits perfectly into the project of urban renewal of the zone. The hotel exteriors feature eco-sustainable wood, metal and bronze-plated glass, with recesses and protruding parts that alternate in undulating patterns. The windows of the rooms and communal areas have floor-to-ceiling glazings to bring plenty of natural light.
The concept for the interiors has been assigned to the studio of Nicola Gallizia, leading to an image that is surprising and reassuring at the same time, thanks to a range of tonal colors and an overlay of textures with a contemporary mood, in perfect harmony with the hotel’s architectural design. Floors in oak and darker wood tones create a balanced contrast with the pale colors and light fabrics of the interiors, many of which were made by hand as custom creations for Hotel VIU Milan by Rubelli.
Molteni&C Contract Division has done all the public areas – entrances, restaurants, bars – as well as the rooms and suites, providing custom furnishings in a range of delicate hues, accompanied by a fine selection of artworks.
The entrance of the hotel features an Asterias table designed by Patricia Urquiola, a Freestyle divan by Ferruccio Laviani and two D.154.2 armchairs, designed by Gio Ponti in 1954 and now produced by Molteni&C thanks to an agreement with the Gio Ponti Archives.