Gustafson Porter wins CityLife Park International Design Competition

Leading international landscape architects Gustafson Porter (London) have won the competition to design the Milan CityLife Park with their concept CityLife ‒ A Park between the Mountains and the Plain. The Mayor of Milan, Letizia Moratti, announced the winning design of the international competition to create a public park in the centre of Milan. Gustafson Porter’s concept builds on Milan’s commanding position between the rich agricultural plains of the Po to the south and the routes across the Alps to the rest of Europe to the north – resulting in its role as a major European trading centre throughout history.

At the final stage of the competition, eight short-listed teams submitted a master plan design for the park in the fairground redevelopment area in Milan. The other selected practices taking part in this high-profile international competition were Agence Ter (France), Rainer Schmidt (Germany), Latz + Partner (Germany), Christophe Girot (Switzerland), Erika Skabar (Italy), Latitude Nord (France) and PROAP (Portugal).

The second place was taken by PROAP with their project “Il meglio dei due mondi”, and the third place by Atelier Girot with “Radura”. The projects will be displayed in an exhibition open to the public at the Urban Center located in the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele II until 30 November 2010.

The Competition initially drew more than 70 entries from practices worldwide. Gustafson Porter is the design team leader and has established an experienced multi-disciplinary international team with !melk (New York), One Works (Milan), Arup Italia (Milan), Ove Arup (London) and further support from cost consultants Studio Tre Architetti (Milan) and lighting designers Ferrara Palladino (Milan).



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