This is a project to redevelop the former Expo 2015 site, located in the outskirts north of Milan, with the construction of a scientific and technological park. The area covers more than a million metres squared and is already completely renovated with perfect infrastructure, with the potential of development and with remarkable appeal for important public and private organisations, both Italian and International.
The project to redevelop the former Expo site (the master plan will be concluded by 2017) foresees the realisation of refurbishment for public and general use, as well as giving it a different purpose, such as residential, tertiary, commercial, services and social housing, for a maximum of 480,000 m2 of gross internal area (the overall building capacity, at which areas for public offices need to be added is a total of 700,000 m2). The main available features are the Open Air Theatre, Palazzo Italia and Cascina Triulza. 18% of the surface is already covered by park areas and by water features and 27% by roads, parking lots and more park areas. Two important institutions have already decided to take office in the area: Human Technopole and the University of Milan Campus. Human Technopole foresees the instalment of 7 structures for more than 1,500 operators and a small number of research facilities. The Science Department of UNIMI Campus will host scientific and educational activities for about 20,000 people.
The Arexpo site is located in the North-West outskirts of the city of Milan (pop. 1.345, 851), near Fiera di Milano, the most important exhibition centre in Europe. The area is easily accessible from Milan, from all of North Italy and from Europe, and it’s excellently connected with Milan Malpensa (20 minutes), Milan Linate (30 minutes) and Berdamo Orio al Serio (45 minutes) airports, which had 40 million passengers in 2016. Thanks to the high velocity trains, it’s well connected with Italy’s main cities: 3 hours to Rome, 1 to Bologna, 55 minutes Turin, 2 hours to Venice, and 4 hours to Zurigo. The area will also be supplied with pan-European railway lines (Lisbon – Kiev and Rotterdam – Genoa), that will be constructed over the next few years. The “Rho-Fiera” railway station is located close to the site and guarantees fast connections with Milan, Turin, Novara, Varese and a few municipalities in the metropolitan area. The red underground line links the area with the centre of Milan (30 minutes) and with Milan Garibaldi (10 minutes).