Basiglio (Milan) – Building Regulations

Architects: Marco Facchinetti, Marco Dellavalle

Category: Urban planning

Date: 2013

City: Basiglio (MI)

Client: Comune di Basiglio (MI)

Tags: Urban Planning, PGT, Building, Regulation

Urban Planning

Subsequent to approval of the territorial management plan, the municipal administration of Basiglio decided to have new building regulations drawn up.

These are divided into three sections, the first devoted to the set of subjects taking part in building initiatives, the second to the key administrative processes and procedures, and the third to identifying the primary technical and aesthetic parameters that govern actual building.

A large part of the building regulations is also devoted to the description and identification of specific actions as regards improving the energy efficiency of the existing buildings. This is essential in order to give concrete effect to the idea of a sustainable town promoted by the municipal administration and developed by the regulations through prescriptive norms, advice and good practices capable of governing and guiding the operations of new building as well as the renovation and maintenance of existing edifices. The question of energy efficiency is addressed on the basis of specific study of the numerous international and national experiments with sustainable districts and sustainability, thus providing concrete examples that can serve as a stimulus for sound planning. The regulations are not, however, oriented exclusively towards the rules of sustainable construction. They also define the working of the energy fund mechanism provided for by the territorial management plan, with separate rewards for operative procedures, the use of environmentally compatible materials, improvements on the minimum qualitative values identified and the integration of different solutions. Finally, they establish criteria for the transformation and planning of public and private space and the ratio of built-up areas to open space. Basiglio, and the Milano 3 district in particular, by virtue of its morphology, composition of green areas, and unified, recognizable buildings, require operations that respect their present-day peculiarities so as to avoid losing the features that characterize them and make them recognizable.