Corso XXII Marzo

Milan (IT)Antonio Pellegrini and Gianni Celada

As you walk along Corso XXII Marzo, coming from the Madonnina that overlooks Milan, the regular rhythm of the quiet late nineteenth-century façades is suddenly interrupted. A brutalist concrete corner, adjacent to a prototypical building block in the urban plan of Cesare Beruto, lets you glimpse through it into a courtyard. On entering this space, something remarkable happens: you are suddenly teleported from a nineteenth-century perimeter block into what seems to be a long U-shaped 1970s housing project.