Francesco Librizzi designs an “artificial sun” and a new public space to provide an iconic, appealing landmark for visitors to the Milan Design Week.
The Rising is the installation designed by Francesco Librizzi for DVNE, which marks the birth of a new urban square and hands Largo Treves a sidescene and landmark to mark the Info Point of Milan’s most important design district.
An architectural project that transforms a street intersection into a square, creates a pedestrian courtyard and signposts unequivocally the entrance to the Brera Design District.
Developed with innovative surfaces for architectural cladding in DVNE anodised aluminium, The Rising is a “rising sun”, contained in the fine lines of an arcade that frames square and Info Point: giving continuity and unity of style and function to the entire surface.
Francesco Librizzi imagines an inclusive, open space using DVNE aluminium surfaces to produce shimmering chromatic effects, in a constant state of becoming in its relationship with light.
The new Info Point Brera Design District will thus be able to interact with visitors within a safe space that is isolated from traffic, friendly and instantly recognizable.
The space that is generated ties up the levels and functions of the pre-existing context, completing the design of the area – next to which there is a newspaper kiosk – to become the fulcrum of hospitality for the entire neighborhood.
At the same time – thanks to the iconic nature of the architectural feature and the scenographic value of the urban backdrop – The Rising becomes a privileged space for meetings and media events, a sounding board for the beauty and creativity proposed during the Milan Design Week. Source and photos Courtesy of Francesco Librizzi.