Porta Nuova is a large city district, the result of a project of urban and architectural redevelopment involving the area that leads from the railway station of Porta Garibaldi to Piazza della Repubblica, up to Palazzo Lombardia.
In 2005, an architectural project curated by American real estate developer Hines focused on transforming the area into a technological hub comprising more than twenty buildings including skyscrapers, offices, cultural centres and urban residences.
Several of Milan and Italy’s highest and most innovative skyscrapers, including the futuristic CityLife complex in the Portello area, are located in the Porta Nuova district. Among these, the UniCredit Tower (housed in the vibrant Piazza Gae Aulenti), the Solaria Tower (the highest residential skyscraper in Italy), the Diamante Tower and the green complex of the Bosco Verticale (literally “vertical wood”) featuring hanging gardens designed by the Stefano Boeri Studio.
The large public park in the middle of the neighbourhood, known as the BAM Biblioteca degli Alberi, extending over an area of 90,000 sq.m., was designed to provide a vast number of interconnecting pedestrian paths and to create a real botanical library. The park features over 450 trees and 90,000 different plant species, plus recreational areas, themed circular forests, teaching paths and pedestrian and bike paths. In summer, the park is also used to host outdoor concerts and events.
The Porta Nuova district is the perfect combination of modernity and green lifestyle!