We are proud to present the first publication of the magazine architettura & design a special focused on Lombardy, which will  avail the collaboration of many professionals in this region, in order to enhance and develop the various interesting projects and their protagonists, architects, designers, engineers and all businesses in the sector. We also wanted to highlight a region like Lombardy with a view to EXPO 2015,  subject of an urban metamorphosis in alignment with the times, to new horizons and a sustainable eco-consciousness.

Leitmotif of all the new projects such as Porta Nuova, Citylife, Quartiere Portello, Giax Tower e Torre Garibaldi, is to improve the environmental quality, using new technological systems and renewable energy sources for a bioclimatic request.

(it's an example the palace of Cesar Pelli certified LEED-GOLD, as one of the most sustainable in the country).

Also, ecologically, it emphasizes the importance of creating public parks with large green areas essential to purify and oxygenate the air.

 We would like that this book will be use as a reference guide for the entire industrial construction by providing a tool that shows the reputation of the profession and its multiple members, in an area rich of history and intelligence production.

We thank all those who have cooperated in the organization of this first issue and all those companies that participated, wishing you a good read.



Cecilia Pilone

chief director