REFORMING URBAN VOIDS | Farini Rail Yard in Milan

International Architectural Design Workshop.
Politecnico di Milano + Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Milano. 11 – 18 May 2017.

Scientific Committee: Ilaria Valente (Polimi), Ma Wenjun (SJTU), Gabriele Pasqui (Polimi), Luca Basso Peressut (Polimi), Carolina Di Biase (Polimi).
Invited Professors: Francesca Albani, Stefano Boeri, Carolina Di Biase, Gabriele Pasqui, Alessandro Rocca, Cino Zucchi.
Coordination: Marco Bovati, Luca MF Fabris (Polimi).
Teaching Staff: Cassandra Cozza, Andrea Oldani, Giulia Setti (Polimi), Du Qian (SJTU).
Tutors: Francesca Berni, Gerardo Semprebon, Francesca Zanotto (Polimi).

“Reforming Urban Voids: Farini Rail Yard in Milan” is an experimental design workshop on the derelict area of Farini Rail Yard. Having an area of approximately 620,000 sqm, this former rail yard represents a strategic location for the development of the town of Milan. In the last months this area has been object of an intense debate; on this current and complex topic students are called to define new strategic hypotheses. The Farini Rail Yard, owned by the FS Italian Group, is the largest of a group of 7 urban former rail yards soon to be abandoned (Porta Romana, Porta Genova, San Cristoforo among the principal), counting a total area of 1,250,000 sqm. The Workshop Reforming Urban Voids: Farini Rail Yard in Milan promoted a shared international debate where students from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Politecnico di Milano reflected on new transformation scenarios for the Farini Rail Yard.