18/ Future Space Pavilion
Milan / Italy







Milan, Italy




Completed Work

  • YEAR : 2018
  • LOCATION : Milan, Italy
  • TYPOLOGY : Culture
  • STATUS : Completed Work

The symmetrical structure is inspired by the extraordinary quality of the Renaissance proportions of Ca’ Granda’s courtyard and plays with the fundamental elements of Renaissance style: symmetry, proportion, and geometry. The project explores the potential of the material presence of wood in a non-typical “building” environment as a structure that should transmit a spatial experience. The installation reflects our studio thoughts about future spaces: sustainability (wood as material), structure, and spatial emotions. Three separate wings gradually changing in height by simply stacking and rotating different lengths of wood sticks (1.600, form a pyramid-like ensemble. Visitors were invited to enter and explore the cave-like installation. The perforated structure filters light and evokes a playful game of light and shadow. It forms three openings, one serves as the entrance, and the other two provide views towards the University’s courtyard and other installations.

Temporary installation. Salone del mobile 2018, courtyard Università degli studi, Milano, Italy

PPA Principals: Peter Pichler, Silvana Ordinas

PP Design team: Peter Pichler, Gianluigi D´Aloisio, Daniele Colombati

1600 wood sticks

Technical partnerDomus Gaia (wood construction), Zumtobel (illumination)

Photography Oskar Da Riz