A meeting was held on February 2nd at the auditorium of the University Bocconi with the starchitect Daniel Libeskind on “Milan: The Place to Be. Architectural change as a key to cultural renaissance” at presence of tv journalist Nicola Porro as moderator.

During the meeting, Daniel Libeskind talked about his relationship with the city of Milan, which hosted him for the first time in the Seventies and where he moved with his family in 1986. Libeskind outlined his vision of the city of the future, which in his opinion will be characterized by a strong focus on sustainability, with “smart” buildings with high energy independence, more public transport and infrastructure; a city that should put the community at the center of interest, paying more attention to green spaces, respect for the environment and innovative solutions and technologies going in this direction.

The architect therefore highlighted Milan’s increasingly stronger role as a leader in Europe as an international and multicultural city in full architectural development. Among other things, he pointed out that the project CityLife – of which he is the masterplanner in addition to designer of a part of the residential area and of the third Tower of the Business District.

During the meeting, the architect also spoke in detail about the Tower in construction at CityLife, the latest of the three towers of the Business District, which also includes the impressive buildings designed by the internationally-renown architects Arata Isozaki and Zaha Hadid.

 “I have always taken inspiration from the art history and architecture of Milan. – said Mr Libeskind -  My tower at Citylife was inspired by the drawings for the unfinished project of the Duomo (Milan Cathedral) by Leonardo da Vinci. It has a sculptural shape that recalls the uninterrupted curves of the marble work Pieta Rondanini by Michelangelo”.


The meeting has been introduced by the SDA dean prof. Bruno Busacca and concluded by prof. Andrea Beltratti, Director EMF, Executive Master in Finance at SDA Bocconi, and Full Professor of Political Economy at Bocconi University.