The landscape of the Po valley fascinates by its richness. Its few components are repeated indefinitely according to a perfect agrarian framework: dykes, canals, poplar hedges frame the crop squares. An almost organic combinatory introduces infinite and surprising variations. Over time, villages and buildings have been anchored and developed in this magnificent and inexhaustible assemblage.
The outskirts of Milan also bear the traces of the singular encounter between the city and the countryside. In this context, the Calchi Taeggi park and the district which borders it, miniaturize this unique historical situation.
The park is designed as an intermediate landscape. This small landscape is familiar from its very creation. If the new uses are urban, the components even very young are all known: its skylines, its plantations, its paths, its spaces evoke the universe of the Po plain.
The new district fits precisely into this framework: the paths are interwoven with the building, the orchards and poplar groves organize the transparencies and frame the views. In orchards, one forgets the city. From the buildings the gaze glides over the fruit trees towards the miniature countryside.
Borio Mangiarotti S.P.A.
MDP Michel Desvigne Paysagiste