Testi 223


  • In/Arch Lombardia 2023

    Winner Project

  • Piranesi Award 2023

    Selected Project

LEED® gold Certification
WiredScored Certification

Testi 223

The project enhances and restores a complex dating back to the 1950s, originally intended as a school-workshop for the children of Pirelli employees. It consists of a building with classrooms and a brick factory with metal shed roofs. In the 1990s, the building underwent modifications that almost completely erased its original character. The new proposal recognizes the potential of the original structural module, which is reclaimed, updated, and reconfigured into a new layout, aligning the building with the brick structure and demolishing a portion of the connecting building. The appearance of the building is rejuvenated with the addition of a metal facade that reinterprets the partitioning and features of the existing building, achieving a new harmony and proportion between the components of the structure.

The intervention rediscovers the dimensions and structural modules, the spatial qualities with an industrial character that the original complex possessed.

The project works on enhancing the typological and constructive characteristics of the existing buildings, achieved through an elegant contemporary rewriting of the architectural ensemble.



Viale Fulvio Testi 223, Milan - Italy


Built 2023


Kryalos S.G.R. S.P.A.

Total area

9409 sqm

Built area

4213 sqm


Spaces for management activities

Architectural Design and Project Management
Botticini + Facchinelli ARW

DL Assistance
Arch. Paola Bettinsoli ARW, Geom. Massimiliano Turci (INTU Srl)

Project Team
Arch. Paola Bettinsoli, Arch. Maddalena Gatti, Arch. Alessandra Rugger, Arch. Liliya Kachanyuk, Arch. Laura Avarello

Structural Design and Project Management Consultants
Studio Cavadini Ingegneria

Mechanical and Electrical Design and ITF DL Consultants
Planex s.r.l.

Safety Coordinator
Soluzioni srl, Arch. Manuela Pupilella

Strip Out Company
Isovit srl

General Contractor
CEV S.p.A.

Federico Covre

Davide Arcuri

Project drawings

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