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Mysterious Baths, (formerly Caimi Pool), Milan, Italy

Michele de Lucchi

The project was based on the renovation of the Caimi Swimming Pool in Milan, designed by Engineer Secchi in 1939, which had suffered decades of neglect and abandonment. In 2013 the Fondazione Pier Lombardo was given the chance to revive the entire complex and renamed it the ‘Mysterious Baths’.

It is now included in the cultural program of the adjacent Franco Parenti theatre. It consists of a large pool of 50 m and a semi-circular pool surrounded by greenery, a changing rooms and a pavilion with a café for events. The renovation of the pool and outdoor areas, technological upgrading of the original structures and the design of the green and open spaces, have given a new life to this prestigious public space making it a major attraction for the city. The inclusion of two long ‘porticos’ adjacent to the rows of the changing rooms makes the complex accessible all year round for outdoor performances which can take place on floating stages. The columns of the ‘portico’ in concrete create the architectural rhythm and supports the roof system. The roof is clad in light green ‘prepatinato’ copper panels that integrate the drainage gutters. The enclosure of the ‘portico’ is separated from the adjacent structure by a glazed area that also allows ventilation of the walkway during the summer heat.

The Mysterious Baths are the winners of Vivaio Awards 2016, Milano

ARTISTIC SUPERVISION OF PROJECT - Andrée Ruth Shammah and Michele De Lucchi

REQUALIFICATION PROJECT - Michele De Lucchi, Giovanna Latis, Elena Martucci, Nicola Russi

PROJECT TEAM - Angelica Sylos Labini, Luca De Stasio, Pietro Ferrario, Mario Ventilato, Giulia Spagnolo, Filippo Meda, Nicola Boccadoro, Sara Casartelli, Matteo Del Marco,  Neri D’Alessandro, Vincenzo Vella

CONSULTANTS

Ricci SpA (building contractor); Beta Progetti,

iDeas (MEP project - Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing); ing. Pietro Boerio (structural design project); ing. Valerio Arienti (direction of works);

Gae Engineering Srl -  ing. Giuseppe Amaro, with Daniela Amato (fire prevention project)

CLIENT - Fondazione Pier Lombardo

PHOTOGRAPHY - Alessandra Chemollo

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Building

Owner: 
Fondazione Pier Lombardo
Completion date: 
2016
Country: 
Italy
Zip code: 
20135
City: 
Milano
Location: 

Categories

Applications: 
Roofs
Type of building: 
Sport, relaxation facilities
Copper used: 
Pre-patinated
Estate: 
Upgrade

Architect

Name, office: 
arch Micele De Lucchi Srl

Copper contractors

Title: 
Ricci Spa

Awards

Season: 
2017

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