LOC Loreto Open Community
LOC Loreto Open Community redevelopment will be an eco-sustainable model for Milan and our future cities.
Promoted through an international competition by C40 Reinventing Cities and the Municipality of Milan, the project for the redevelopment of Piazzale Loreto will be an eco-sustainable model for Milan, transforming the car-dominated intersection into an environment that favours sustainable and active modes of transport.
Piazzale Loreto will be transformed from a large traffic hub into a green, open-air square; a space creating continuity between Nolo and the Buenos Aires / Padova axis.
MIC-HUB, together with the winning team led by Nhood with Metrogramma as Lead Architect, is working to transform LOC into a manifesto of sustainability, climate service and support for biodiversity.
Mobility Consultancy; Transport and Traffic Modelling
- Reduction of the vehicular surface area by 50%
- Creation of 24,000 square meters of public space
- Urban reforestation process
The MIC-HUB team proposed a strategic review of the area’s mobility.
The project will redistribute the space in favour of active and sustainable mobility and will reduce the vehicular surface area by 50%, while maintaining the existing circulation performance.
The project will create a pedestrian green heart, give back 24,000 square meters of public space and green areas to the city, and assist in the creation of a community area by favouring safe and inclusive cycle and pedestrian mobility connections for all road users; reconfiguring the spaces intended for vehicle flows; reducing parking spaces; and creating a micro-mobility hub with electric charging points and shared vehicles adjacent to Loreto metro station.
LOC Loreto Open Community will be an icon of inclusiveness for the city of Milan and a model for the urban regeneration promoted by C40: the project incorporates the objectives of Agenda 2030 through its green strategies and tangible actions.