MUDEC Museum of Cultures in Milan by David Chipperfield Architects

A series of square bodies, entirely coated of zinc-titanium -as a sign of respect for the industrial context of Ansaldo- protect the organic shapes of the translucent core, a covered piazza that organizes the museum. A meeting place between cultures and communities.

 

MUDEC, Museum of Cultures, Milan © OscarDaRiz

MUDEC, Museum of Cultures, Milan © OscarDaRiz

 

The MUDEC started as an operation of archaeological recovery in one of the most lively districts of Milan, the Tortona area. The project for the Museum of Cultures has it origins in the 1990s when the Municipality of Milan acquired the former industrial area of Ansaldo to refurbish it for cultural activities. The disused factories, which are true monuments of industrial archaeology, have been transformed into workshops, studies and new creative spaces.

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