QT8 – Incredibly close
This project originated within the UP – Urban People residence, a project supported by the Municipality of Milan, and organized in collaboration with the Bjcem and Fluxlab associations.
QT8 was conceived as an experimental district during the 8th Milan Triennial in 1947 and continues to be one of the best examples of architectural and urbanistic developments during the post-World War II period in Italy. It embodies the “concrete dream” of architect Piero Bottoni and his quest for a stirring beauty that is able to create dialogues between spaces of both individual and collective freedom. Yet, it is not just an urban experiment designed on paper. It has become a living entity made of light and shadow, silently envisioning an identity that has overcome its loneliness and builds up new relationships with the rest of the city.