Studio: Studio DC10
Project: Copernico Martesana
Location: Milan, Italy
Category: Workspaces Interior
Credit: Giacomo Albo
Copernico Martesana is the top-grade implementation of the innovative architectural format created by Studio DC10 for Copernico 38, made for the new needs of the working world and of the new generations. The firm was engaged to deal with a building complex consisting of 3 disused buildings, aninteresting and segregated. Despite the many constraints that characterised the pre-existing buildings, the project was able to revolutionize the perception of space through the creation of different “architectural events”.
Combining office spaces and sharing places such as cafés, Oxygen Room, library, co-working, an entire level became a “social floor”. The vertical connections are accentuated by multi-storey open spaces and the Social Floor offers different space typologies. The corridors are marked by comfortable relaxation areas and enhanced by dedicated graphics and lighting. The horizontal connection between the central building and the building dedicated to coworking is constituted by the cylindrical walkway: an iconic architectural element that, in its desired detachment from the pre-existence, reveals -even from the outside– the new soul of the building.
Inspired by the Nordic tradition, the interior design is distinctive for its industrial atmosphere and for the use of natural materials that result in a warm and familiar environment that can be adapted to different types of use.