Arup has been appointed to deliver two leading sustainability certifications – LEED and WELL - for the whole of Milan’s Porta Nuova district, the first large-scale urban regeneration project in the world to unveil such ambitious plans.
Developed by Italian real estate firm COIMA, the Porta Nuova District is one of the most significant sustainable urban regeneration projects in Italy, transforming a former rail yard into a vibrant community with a focus on people, community, integration and resilience.
Connecting three districts, the 900,000 m² mixed use development comprises several iconic buildings, including the award-winning Bosco Verticale and Le Varesine. With a 90,000 m² urban park and extensive pedestrian areas, sustainability is at the core of the Porta Nuova development: all buildings have received a LEED certification, while some have also secured WELL and C2C seals.
A team of Arup’s leading sustainability advisors will support the roll out of the LEED for Cities and Communities certification, as well as the WELL Community Standard seal, a bold move that could see the Porta Nuova development become the first urban development in the world to secure both certifications.