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Lombardy Architecture Guides – Exclusive Northern Italy Building Tour tailor made for Groups
post updated 21 May 2023
Contact e-architect for your walking guide in Lombardy: isabelle(at)e-architect.com
Milan Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks
Our Milan guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking, we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in Lombardy are all exclusive to each client.
Please contact Isabelle at e-architect if you are considering an office trip, a conference, or university trip in Northern Italy.
Recent important new Milan building – Fondazione Prada in Milan by Dutch Architects OMA:
photo © Bas Princen
Milan Architecture Walking Tours
Milan Architecture Introduction
Milan is the main city in the north of Italy. There is a wealth of contemporary architecture in the city, from the New Trade Fair to the University Luigi Bocconi.
Historic architecture includes the Santa Maria delle Grazie, decorated with Leonardo da Vinci paintings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
New Trade Fair Milan building design by Massimiliano e Doriana Fuksas Architects
photo © Archivio Fuksas
The University Luigi Bocconi by Grafton Architects was the Mies van der Rohe Awards 2009 Finalist. The New Trade Fair at Rho-Pero by Massimiliano e Doriana Fuksas Architects is outside the city centre but well worth a visit on our Milan Architecture Tours.
Gucci Milan Building by Piuarch:
photograph : Andrea Martiradonna
Another key contemporary Milan building, completed end of 2016 – Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli in Milan by Swiss Architects Herzog & de Meuron:
photo : Mario Carrieri
Key architects with buildings in the city include Arata Isozaki, Andrea Maffei Associates, Ian Ritchie Architects, Massimiliano Fuksas, Cesar Pelli, Aldo Rossi, Studio Nicoletti Associati, Erick van Egeraat, OBR Open Building Research, Park Associati and Barreca & La Varra, Architects.
CityLife Milano Residential Complex by late Zaha Hadid Architect:
photographs: Simon Garcia | arqfoto.com
The city is famous for fashion – notably Armani, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana – and football – AC Milan and Inter, so there are fashion houses and football stadiums worth visiting too on our Milan Architecture Tours.
CityLife Milan Building – ‘endless Tower’ design by Japanese architects Arata Isozaki & Andrea Maffei Associates
Milan Walking Tours
Milan Architectural Tours can focus on contemporary or historic buildings, or a mix of the two.
Milan Architecture Design Tours
e-architect can provide information on geographical areas and building types ahead of your architecture tour. For example if a group is interested in Italian social housing we can assist in preparing a programme ahead of their visit to Northern Italy.
Milan Architecture : key buildings to visit in the city
CityLife Shopping District Milan building design by Zaha Hadid Architects:
photo © Hufton+Crow
Contact Isabelle Lomholt to arrange your architectural tour: isabelle(at)e-architect.com / mob. +44 (0)7952 149814
Milanofiori Housing design by OBR Open Building Research:
render from architect office
e-architect also organise architecture walking tours in other Italian cities such as Venice, Florence, Rome and Palermo.
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Vertical Forest in Milan
Hotel NH Collection Milano CityLife, Via Colleoni, 14, CityLife area
Restoration Design: QuattroAssociati
photo : Pianca&Partners
Hotel NH Collection Milano CityLife
Redesigning Holiness in Milan: a former 1930s church has been transformed into an artistic and architectural masterpiece to host the new Hotel NH Collection Citylife. Following the conversion of a deconsecrated church, a new design-led hospitality venue, restored by architectural firm QuattroAssociati, blends old and new, with original features sitting alongside new installations.
IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital
Design: MC A – Mario Cucinella Architects
photo : Duccio Malagamba
IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital
With a total of 14,000 square metres of supply, Laminam plays a major role in the architectural structure of the new Surgical Center and ER of the IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital building design by MC A – Mario Cucinella Architects.
Versace Home flagship store
Design: Vudafieri-Saverino Partners
photo : Paolo Valentini
Versace Home flagship store Milan
Curated by the Milanese architecture studio, the boutique showcases the label’s furniture collections and evokes the great Versace residences. The interior brings together classical architecture and contemporary design, creating an eclectic space that reinterprets the brand’s signature aesthetic.
Casa Tersicore, near Naviglio Grande
Design: Degli Esposti Architetti
photo courtesy of architects
Casa Tersicore Milan building
Casa Tersicore was built in Milan, near the Naviglio Grande. On the street, the body of the building is four stories high, which bends around the corner, and then rises seven stories high in a type of turret.
Redevelopment Architects: SOM
image : SOM
Corso Italia 23
Originally designed by architects Gio Ponti, Piero Portaluppi and Antonio Fornaroli in the early 1960s, the project transforms the 45,000 sqm Corso Italia complex from an insular single-tenant headquarters into a vibrant office campus employing the most advanced sustainability, flexibility, workplace, wellbeing and smart building concepts. This, while maintaining dialogue with the original design.
Kanpai Japanese Restaurant
Architects: Studio Vudafieri-Saverino Partners
photo : Aromi
Kanpai Japanese Restaurant
Designed by the architectural Studio Vudafieri-Saverino Partners, the restaurant recreates the typical Izakaya Japanese atmosphere. Named Kanpai it proposes the Izakaya rites and atmosphere, with dishes from popular Japanese cuisine.
New Sassetti Tower Milan Building, S32 Fintech District
Architects: L22 Urban & Building
image courtesy of architects
Torre Sassetti Milano Building
Tortona 37 building
Design: Matteo Thun & Partners
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