Between the Arco della Pace and Chinatown, via Canonica is a street in Milan at the center of an interesting recovery project. In particular, at number 38 there is a building for hospitality use that currently houses Hotel 38, designed and built in the 1970s by architect Sergio Mazza, who during his professional life developed an approach to architecture based on integration between nature and construction.
And as if to act as a precursor to a current that would develop just under 50 years later, the building he built, characterized by a red facade with mini balconies with rounded corners and cut out parapet, will soon be completely erased by the hand of the architect Roberto Bagnato of the ARB architecture studio, who will transform this 1970s building into a futuristic structure capable of making even the most famous buildings in the city pale.
The building, after its restructuring, will take the name of Ca’38. The owner and client is Fama Property SRL, whose intention is to rework the existing building by choosing to use materials and colors in harmony with the surrounding urban context. Also for this reason the facade will be in red brick, as if to give a sign of continuity with the color of the old building, on which long balconies will find space, to recall the old railing houses.
But the links with the past stop there, so much so that a change of use will even be made, which will lead it to become a residential and commercial building. The project involves the restoration and conservative rehabilitation of 18 apartments located on the ground floor and on the sixth floor, plus two underground floors.
The works for Cà 38 will be carried out by the Fama Costruzioni Generali SRL company with the coordination of the works by the surveyor Andrea Fasani, they began on February 9, 2023 and it is estimated that they could end on February 7, 2025.
Living in Cà 38
For those interested in buying a property in Cà 38, one of the main strengths is certainly the location: we are in fact just a few steps away from Parco Sempione, a 10-minute walk from the Moscova metro station and a 15-minute walk from the Porta Garibaldi.
But that’s not all: the apartments are finely designed and finished, high-comfort homes with bright and welcoming rooms. There are different types of housing available, in denominations of 2, 3 or 4 rooms. In particular, the two-room apartments start from 54 square meters, the three-room apartments from 127 square meters and the four-room apartments, located on the fifth and sixth floors, from 149 square meters.
Each apartment is equipped with an independent heating and cooling system, a touchscreen video intercom and numerous latest-generation home automation technologies that allow you to manage the lighting, shutters and electrical system via smartphone.
The Porta Volta district
Porta Volta is enclosed between Sempione park and Chinatown. From here, a series of truly interesting attractions and museums of Milan can be easily reached on foot, starting with the Triennale, located in viale Alemagna near Sempione park, passing through the Mudec, the museum of cultures, located in via Tortona, a ethnographic museum housing a large collection of objects from all over the world.
From via Canonica you can then easily reach other places to visit in Milan, such as the library of trees, a huge garden located near the Porta Garibaldi station, with restaurants, events and a play area, and the entire complex of piazza Gae Aulenti , with its futuristic skyscrapers, its latest fashion shops and the numerous restaurants and bars that overlook it.