The DAP Studio present their double-layered, mixed-use Cultural Centre designed by DAP Studio is located in Milan, Italy. The recently opened centre represents a new cultural and urbanistic beacon in the territory, laying the foundations for an alternative urban organization. The building, located between the historical nucleus of the town and the area of urban growth, is the physical hinge of the resulting urban structure. With its sharp and pristine image and soft colour nuances which are distinct from the surrounding buildings, the Cultural Centre stirs the urban landscape aesthetically as it winks at the silvery shimmers of the nearby mountains and the warm shades of dawn or sunset.
The building – housing a public library, an auditorium, a kindergarten, and a school for dance and theatre – is made of two volumes, one laid on top of the other, with two interior courtyards capturing natural light and attracting pedestrians.