SHoP Architects begins construction on US consulate building in Milan

The project, inspired by the liberty architecture of the area, will host a new cubic-shaped building in milled stone.

In Milan, US studio SHoP Architects has began construction on the US new consulate, a 10-acre diplomatic campus. Located in the Piazzale Accursio area, the project takes cues from the site’s existing neoclassical architecture.

In fact, it will be organized around the Palazzina Liberty, a 20th-century neoclassical structure, which will be restored to function as main entrance point. The design will be highly symmetrical and SHoP will rebuild a covered walkway, stretching horizontally across the site and supported by Tuscan-style columns.

SHoP will add also a new cubic office building, rising above the surrounding low-lying volumes and feature milled stone panels.

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