A museum of architecture

A new museum in Milan


AUTHORS: Domenico Tirrito, Paolo Pozzoni
PLACE: Milan, Italy
YEAR: 2018
STATUS: Unbuilt
INSTAGRAM [1]: @domenico_tirrito
INSTAGRAM [2]: @paolopozz_pozzoni


The project of a new museum of architecture is located in Mario Pagano street, in Milan, an area on an urban void left by the former railway that connected Porta Genova to Farini area (former Sempione railway yard).

After a first analysis of the city a series of resistant forms have been identified, like the sign left by Medieval walls or Spanish walls, that the urban texture doesn’t erase. In order to maintain the sign of the former railway we worked on half part of the area and it was saturated to remark the limit of that void.

The building is composed of a tall element, which follows the direction of the urban fabric around the area, where are located a new library, a bar, workshop rooms and a restaurant. Furthermore, the building is composed of a lower element, within spaces for temporary exhibitions, which is directly connected to another high element through a basement, where the hall and the permanent exhibition are located.

The building is covered with a skin of white brise-soleil, that modulates light of sun. Finally, the project aims to regenerate the area, giving the city a building that could become a reference point for people and the city of Milan.


Domenico Tirrito is student next to take a masters’ degree in Architecture at Milan Polytechnic. He tooks bachelor of architecture at Milan Polytechinic in July 2016. At university, He did different workshops and an internship with the architects Marialessandra Secchi (Studio Privileggio_Secchi) and Chiara NifosΓ¬, working on the realization of various publications about Djviake and Karavasta Lagoon in Albania. Furthermore, he participated to different architectural competitions and he cooperated with an architecture firm in Bergamo, where he could confront different areas of planning: architectural, interior design, renovation design and urban planning. Now, he is working on his Master thesis about the regeneration of ex-slaughterhouse in Milan.

Paolo Pozzoni Β got the bachelor’s degree at Milan Polytechnic in Architecture in September 2016. Then he started his Master’s degree in the same university in Architecture. Recently he has taken part on an international workshop concerning a project of a cultural centre in Niger. He had professional experience as intern in architecture firm and he participated to architectural competitions. Now he is working on his Master thesis about a regeneration of a former industrial area in Lecco.

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