As part of the celebrations for the centenary of the birth of architect Arrigo Arrighetti promoted by Municipio 6, an itinerary organised to visit the Sant’Ambrogio 1 neighbourhood will take place on 22 October 2022. The social housing complex, designed in 1963 for the Istituto case popolari (I.A.C.P), has a new religious architecture at its centre, the church of San Giovanni Bono.
The municipality has entrusted an active role to the Museolab6 cultural association in curating this walk-hike, with the aim of discovering and getting to know one of Milan’s most significant post-war neighbourhoods, designed by Arrigo Arrighetti in the early 1960s as a self-sufficient residential area, with ample green spaces and all the necessary services, on the edge of the Barona area.
One of the very first examples of a ’15-minute city’ experimented in our country. The Sant’Ambrogio 1 neighbourhood was born as a social symbol of a metropolis that was rapidly changing between the 1950s and 1960s, driven by the enormous demographic growth of the period, and which saw the need to build and provide high-density housing in a short time.
A district that was contended by the future first inhabitants, because innovative was also the way it was opened up and assigned: a large part of the housing was, in fact, assigned to the widows and orphans of former municipal employees, city policemen and many municipal taxi drivers.
A true neighbourhood municipality, in fact, which once again opens its doors to the city with this beautiful initiative.
Participation is free, but registration is required at the following link.