Santa Giulia, Milan, August 2013
In 6 months almost nothing has changed: the Santa Giulia district is growing at a pace so slow that you can’t almost feel anything changing.
Only some small details are noticeable: some of the hurdles were moved a couple of meters back, now the park seems more like a park than it was before. Santa Giulia is still a no man’s land. Silence. Emptiness. Santa Giulia is patiently waiting for his disease to end, with no rush, step by step, small spaces are reassigned to the community.
But if you look around, along the arid borders of the district, you’ll see that in the end Santa Giulia is nothing more than the beautiful prisoner of an hostile land, indifferent to what grows on it.
The luxury homes designed by Foster, with their bright colors and white concrete pylons stand as strangers to what’s slowly happening around them.
They don’t need to be taken care of, so perfect and bright like an oasis, they watch the slow growth of this dream city witch matures a little piece at a time, just like a puppy town.