The works at Sesto San Giovanni’s new railway station represent the first step of MilanoSesto, an urban regeneration project involving the rehabilitation of former industrial sites in Italy (and mostly Europe). It will transform an area of 1.5 Million sqm, redesigning the entire urban layout of the city and contributing to redefine the new boundaries of the Milan metropolitan area.
The project was developed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Ottavio Di Blasi & Partners.
The masterplan provides for the construction of a steel and glass bridge above the existing railway line to connect the two parts of the city that were divided by the tracks: Piazza 1° Maggio and the former Falck industrial area. The new station will host businesses, bars and services for travellers and visitors.
The pedestrian bridge was designed according to sustainability standards: the great glass roof will be fitted with a 110 by 28 m photovoltaic cap that should supply enough energy to cover the station’s entire electricity needs.
For this futuristic and sustainable project, Rethink Energy was in charge of the MEP works direction.