Covering around 3200 square meters, the project is located in the historic center of Milan, close to the most important landmarks and tourist spots, in an area that used to be the forum of the ancient Roman city of Mediolanum. The new building is composed of four wings with pitched roofs, creating three internal courtyards. It includes five stories above ground and five below ground, with parking spaces.
The building includes 193 high-end hotel rooms, a breakfast room and restaurant, a fitness center and commercial activities.
The ground floor of the hotel has three different entrances: a main pedestrian entrance along via Zecca Vecchia, with a car drop off station along the street; a vehicle entrance to the underground levels via two-way ramps, and a secondary pedestrian entrance from via Valpetrosa, along the portion of the street that leads to the nearby via Torino, one of the main commercial axes of the historic center.
The project aims to design a continuous frontage, by turning the heterogeneous nature of the facade into a design tool that highlights the hotel entrances. The materials and colors proposed recall the traditional milanese buildings, to perfectly fit within the context of urban fabric.