A Gala dinner will take place on June 27, 2019 in the heart of Milan, the historic city centre, where you can find most of the city’s artistic and architectural heritage. The dinner will be an excellent opportunity to meet and network with other participants, while enjoying an Italian meal and a nice glass of wine. All accompanying persons are happily welcomed.
Social events included in the registration fee
Monday Late Afternoon Tour
After the young scientist session there will be a 1h walking tour from Duomo to Piazza della Scala, through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with its two glass-vaulted arcades.
Tuesday Late Afternoon Tour – City Life and Vertical Forest Tour
After a brief presentation at the Conference Venue there will be a tour to the two recent urban redevelopment projects in Milan. Afterwards there will be a reception offered by Europomice and AIPSA.
City Life is located in North West of Milan and covers an overall area of 366,000 square metres. It occupies the area of the old Trade Fair, moved to the new exhibition centre in 2005, located outside Milan, in Rho-Pero. The tender for the redevelopment of the old Fiera area was won by a consortium that includes architects Zaha Hadid, Arata Isozaki and Daniel Libeskind. The transformation plan provides for a structured and balanced mix of public and private functions, including residences, offices, shopping, services, green areas and public spaces.
Vertical Forest is a model for a sustainable residential building. The Vertical Forest consisting of two residential towers of 110 and 76 m, was realized in a central area of Milan, on the edge of the Isola neighbourhood. 800 trees, 4,500 shrubs and 15,000 plants from a wide range of shrubs and floral plants are distributed according to the sun exposure of the facades. On flat land, each Vertical Forest could equal, in amount of trees, an area of 20,000 square metres of forest. In terms of urban densification it is the equivalent of an area of a single family dwelling of nearly 75,000 square metres. The vegetal system of the Vertical Forest contributes to the construction of a microclimate, produces humidity, absorbs CO2 and dust particles and produces oxygen.