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MEREZZATE

Merezzate is a residential complex a few minutes away from Rogoredo railway station, in Milan. The neighbourhood benefits from projects co-funded by Smart Sustainable District, an EIT Climate-KIC European programme that aims to reduce greenhouse emissions and strengthen social cohesion and inclusion.

MEREZZATE: HIGHLIGHTS

A different layout of the spaces

  • A “district” neighbourhood: a different layout between private, public and semi-public spaces, that are integrated into continuous open space to foster sociality.
  • Open spaces: a system of permeable courtyards face the central pedestrian walkway, which leads to the main square, in the North, home to local and urban services.
  • Innovative solutions: collective functions and green spaces coexist organically, as in the case of the playground situated above the LIDL supermarket that mimics a small wood for children and families, almost hidden among the apartments.
  • Team: six architectural firms and four engineering companies collaborated on building Merezzate.

Experimenting with a responsible consumption model

  • “Purchase groups”: shared buying of furniture and home appliances, groceries and energy supply, with savings for users and leading to more responsible buying.
  • Shared orchards to promote collaboration among the residents and local food production, with a subsequent increase in biodiversity.
  • Workshop to repair, reuse and share objects.

Integrazione con il quartiere

  • The Merezzate project is co-funded by the EIT Climate-KIC Smart Sustainable District, a European programme.
  • The Merezzate experience will be used as an example to outline guidelines for a new model of urban development, replicable in other Italian cities.

High logistic functionality

  • Strategically located near the Rogoredo transport hub where high speed train routes, M3 urban subway, and public buses and trams converge.
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Architectural concept

A different layout of the spaces

A “district” neighbourhood: a different layout between private, public and semi-public spaces, that are integrated into continuous open space to foster sociality.

Open spaces: a system of permeable courtyards face the central pedestrian walkway, which leads to the main square, in the North, home to local and urban services.

Innovative solutions: collective functions and green spaces coexist organically, as in the case of the playground situated above the LIDL supermarket that mimics a small wood for children and families, almost hidden among the apartments.

Team: six architectural firms and four engineering companies collaborated on building Merezzate.

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Circular Economy

Experimenting with a responsible consumption model

“Purchase groups”: shared buying of furniture and home appliances, groceries and energy supply, with savings for users and leading to more responsible buying.

Shared orchards to promote collaboration among the residents and local food production, with a subsequent increase in biodiversity.

Workshop to repair, reuse and share objects.

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Smart Sustainable District

The Merezzate project is co-funded by the EIT Climate-KIC Smart Sustainable District, a European programme.

The Merezzate experience will be used as an example to outline guidelines for a new model of urban development, replicable in other Italian cities.

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Transportation system

High logistic functionality

Strategically located near the Rogoredo transport hub where high speed train routes, M3 urban subway, and public buses and trams converge.

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INTERVIEW WITH ANDREA VECCI

THE PROJECT

HOUSING AND NON-HOUSING UNITS615 new apartments
7,500 sqm of public green space
1,600 sqm of services and shops for the neighbourhood
    STATUSCompleted

THE TEAM

Project Leader

Redo (FIL1)

Social and
Technical Advisor

Fondazione
Housing Sociale

Smart Consultant

Planet Smart City

Project Managers

D&D, Arching, Beretta Associati, MAB Arquitectura, Ing. Giovanni Francesco Lo Cigno, Prof. Arch. Pietro Basilio Giorgieri, Arch. Giuseppe Brugellis, Arch. Elio Angelo Di Franco

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Promoters

Politecnico di Milano –
Dipartimento di Energia,
Consorzio Poliedra, A2A
Smart City, A2A Calore e Servizi

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A COLLABORATIVE HOUSING NEIGHBOURHOOD

Merezzate is a neighborhood that aims at strengthening inclusion, thanks to the neighborhood services established there and an architectural design that fosters a distinct layout that integrates private, public and semi-public spaces into a continuum. The goal is to encourage a collaborative way of living by experimenting with circular housing such as shared purchases for furniture and home appliances.
Merezzate was developed on these pillars: clean energy, sustainable mobility, circular economy, neighbourhood services.

  • Clean energy and energy efficiency. The Merezzate buildings – all with class A energy efficiency – are equipped with a state-of-the-art district heating system that increases waste heat recovery (from industrial processes and or waste disposal) and decreases energy leaks in the system. The residents can monitor their thermal and electric consumption in real time through an app.
  • Sustainable mobility. Planned neighbourhood car-sharing or cargo-bike sharing, as well as the implimentation of the Walking Bus for Children with logistics to be co-organized amongst the residents.
  • Circular Economy. Creation of shared purchase groups for furniture, home appliances, daily grocery shopping and power supply. Arrangement of spaces to repair, reuse and share objects. The shared vegetable garden is a way to socialize, reduce the carbon footprint and increase biodiversity.
  • Neighbourhood services. These services are both physical spaces and development measures for the territory, in a neighbourhood like Merezzate, in need of them for everyday life. Asilo Bianco, “White Kindergarten”, is a centre for children, teenagers and parents that offers innovative solutions to the needs of care and education. Redo Mare Culturale Urbano Food Hub is a place to eat, get together, benefit from a rich calendar of gatherings and music, as well as training courses and job placement for kids.
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