Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA), an Italy-based international design and innovation studio bagged the first place award at the recently concluded competition “Reinventing Cities” by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. The company won the honor to develop a new office and scientific research center in a vacant space in Serio St. located in the south of Milan, which is a former industrial lot.
The winning entry of CRA called VITAE proposes a 250 meters or 650 feet long urban vineyard design. The firm developed it in response to the challenge made by the C40 network of the megacities of the world to come up with a unique public space for one of the flourishing areas of the city with sustainability and climate change in mind.
Public Ascending Footpath = VITAE’s Green Roof
VITAE Connects Residents With The Natural Environment
The name VITAE befits the entire concept of the project as it’s the Italian word for vine and life in Latin. By putting vegetation at the core of its design, VITAE will connect the residents of the city to the natural environment.