Architecture firm 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo has been awarded the International Architecture Award for the Best New Global Design 2011 for the Horizontal Tower - New Directional Buildings of Fiera Milano in Milan, Italy.
One aim of the project was to interact with the public buildings and old Milan Trade Fair complex. In partnership with Jean-Baptiste Pietri, the architects designed a horizontal tower nearby the other buildings, which fully complies with all the functional and financial demands stipulated by the client.
Considering the constraints of the setting, the decision to opt for a horizontal building seemed to be the most logical way of creating bonds between the city and exhibition site. The project also incorporated the design of the outside spaces of neighboring buildings, which include squares and pedestrian paths, landscaped spaces, and car parks.
Congratulations to 5+1AA on this great achievement.