CityLife development occupies the site of Milan’s former fairground and exhibition site (Fiera Campionaria). Its combination of residences, offices, retail space and a museum are arrayed around a large park — Europe’s biggest privately funded park development. The project’s central square features three towers — Torre Isozaki, Torre Hadid and Torre Libeskind.
Arata Isozaki & Andrea Maffei Associati designed the 50-storey Torre Isozaki, which has achieved a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) ‘Gold’ rating. It is one of the tallest buildings in Italy, with a slender footprint. The steel and concrete frame carries repeating modules with curved triple-glazed cladding.
Torre Hadid, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, takes a vortex-like form, with a rhomboid footprint. It is 170m high and has 43 storeys of retail and office space. It has a LEED ‘Platinum’ rating.
Studio Daniel Libeskind designed Torre Libeskind. "Il Curvo" is a steel structure clad in glass curtain walling, and it forms part of an imaginary sphere surrounding Piazza Tre Torri.