Milan, corner via Giovenale-via Col Moschin, September 2022: students from all walks of life, races and religions walk to and from Bocconi University to plan their tomorrow full of hopes and dreams. It is not the beginning of a film, but a look towards the future that will soon become reality.
In fact, the works for the new Bocconi university student residence are at an end, which will be inaugurated in time for the start of the next academic year. Indeed, better: from January 2022 it will be possible for those who wish to apply for accommodation.
The management of the Bocconi campus will be in the hands of the company Aparto, which specializes in student residences: it already manages 13 of them between the United Kingdom and Ireland, for a total of 5,000 beds and 70,000 square meters of surface area dedicated to students. The project manager is Hines, while the property is owned by Living 2.0, a real estate fund managed by Savills Investment Management Sgr.
The building of the new Bocconi student residence
There is talk of a good 16 thousand square meters of usable area, in order to house as many as 600 students. The accommodations will be of 5 different categories: ensuite, twin, studio, premium studio and apartments, and each of them will guarantee maximum well-being and comfort, for a campus designed on the model of the most important international colleges.
But not just rooms and boring beds: numerous study rooms are planned at the Bocconi campus, which will be accompanied by innovative services such as a gym, 24-hour reception, bar and restaurant, bike parking, room for practicing yoga, a laundry room and a indoor cinema to host both screenings and events. In addition, large outdoor areas will host gardens for peaceful walks in complete relaxation, but also corners dedicated to sports activities such as basketball courts or bodyweight gymnastics.
The rector of Bocconi speaks
Words of praise for the new studentate came directly from the rector of Bocconi, Gianmario Verona, who confirms that his university has always been careful to “offer its students a complete and excellent university experience both in teaching and in services”, and therefore, according to him, the agreement with Hines goes in this direction.
The figures of Milan as a city for students, in fact, are impressive. Verona rattles off: “Milan is a dynamic and international city, with 14,900 students, of which over 20% are foreigners. Thanks to the new campus they will be able to take advantage of 360 more housing structures, increasing our offer to 2100 seats, spread over 7 different structures “. According to the rector of Bocconi, the priority is to “ensure inclusion and sustainable solutions within the entire urban campus, which will naturally also include the new Milano Giovenale residence”.
It therefore seems that the future of the prestigious Milanese university is brighter than ever. Not only for the great success that this new student residence is having (360 beds out of 600 have already been booked, considering the opening scheduled for September 2022 is an incredible result), but also because the waters are also stirring in via Ripamonti, where the construction site for an additional university residence with 700 beds will be completed by the end of 2022.
Furthermore, the project for the New Bocconi Campus is in the pipeline. The designers are big names: the Japanese archistars Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of the SANAA studio, who will work with a view to redeveloping the former area of the Latte plant, which will be added to the offices in via Sarfatti, via Bocconi and via Gobbi, in addition to the “Velodrome” building, the Grafton building, and the Bligny Residence. The area will also include a new additional residence for students, a sports and recreational center and the new headquarters of SDA Bocconi, consisting of the three Master, Executive and Office buildings.