Recovery as a sustainable choice

The issue that architectural culture is facing today is not mainly what concerns the expansion phase of the building but rather the management of the existing building heritage and its redevelopment in terms of recovery and rehabilitation. The choice must be the recovery of the built as a contribution to building sustainability; before using new areas to build new volumes, the functional recovery of the immense built heritage is considered. This is the case of the recovery of the former Palazzine Orafi, now the headquarters of the Fiera Milano Foundation, bound by the Archaeological, Fine Arts and Landscape Superintendence, on which a work of recovery and enhancement of the environmental characteristics has been addressed, not separated from a measured innovation capable of improving the efficiency of the building organization and the technological choices. The history of the recovery project and the construction phases that characterized this intervention have been collected in a publication that testifies to the importance of the recovery of our building heritage.