Italian Typhoon

Massimiliano Fuksas
Milan, Italy

The Milan Trade Fair complex is one of the major achievements of European architecture in the last decade. For a time it was the largest private worksite on the continent and the largest civic building project in the world, employing a multi-ethnic construction workforce of three thousand staged in teams along its kilometre-long central axis. A permanent location for international exhibitions, the Trade Fair was planned to extend over two million square metres, and needed to be completed within thirty months.