Habitaria Corso Garibaldi 95
Margraf marble adds a spellbinding touch to historic residential buildings
Margraf marble plays a starring role in the Habitaria Corso Garibaldi 95 redevelopment project in the heart of Milan. Arassociati is the firm behind the renovation scheme involving two historic buildings in an old ecclesiastical complex dating back to the 17th century.
The new development is on a storied street in Milan’s Brera district, just around the corner from Largo La Foppa. It is a rectangular shape and stretches back into the city block. Some features of the former convent of Sant’Anna dei Teatini have been preserved in the two renovated historic buildings. In a second courtyard leading towards Via di Porta Tenaglia stands a new, taller construction.
The first courtyard is paved with Margraf Lipica Fiorito marble with a bush-hammered non-slip finish. A Milanese “creative restoration” approach has been taken here, giving equal importance to the old colonnade and courtyard with loggias on one hand and the renovated attics on the other. The ideal balance has been found between living standards and contemporary needs.
The presence of the new building inside the city block is anticipated and gradually revealed by the courtyards, which are embellished with Margraf marble and natural stone. It touches the adjoining buildings but is completely open on three sides and boasts a linear array of balconies adorned with greenery, almost like hanging gardens.
The architecture of the new tower is distinctly contemporary. Linear metal flower boxes top unbroken rows of balconies with large windows behind them. Like the old buildings, it is covered from top to bottom with Margraf Veselye honed marble resin.
This new residential development in the heart of Milan fuses tradition and innovation. It is steeped in contemporary appeal thanks to the ergonomic spaces, volumes and light, as well as functional and technological features, and natural materials such as the Margraf marble adorning the historic façade on Corso Garibaldi, the courtyards, the stairs and all of the outdoor paving.
- Location: Corso Garibaldi 95 – Milan
- Design: Arassociati
- Developer: La Ducale Spa, Gruppo Tecnocasa
- Photo: Francesca Balasso, Flamingo
Quantity and types of Margraf marble used:
- Outside wall cladding: 1,655 m² of Veselye honed marble resin.
- Flooring and outside stairs: 2,222 m² of honed Lipica Fiorito and 220 m² of honed Jolie Grey.
- Outside coverings: 877 m² of bush-hammered Lipica Fiorito.
- Outside walkways: 450 m² of cleft Pietra di Luserna and 200 m² of Pietra di Luserna cubes.
- 4 solid columns + shaped, secured cornice made of honed Lipica Fiorito.