This is the Milan that welcomes contemporary culture in all its manifold expressions. The Fondazione Feltrinelli building is five storeys high with reception, library and café, multifunctional areas, offices, meeting rooms and coproduction spaces, reading room and lecture theater, with the basement occupied by the archives – a massive stock of more than 270 thousand books, 17500 collections of periodicals, one and half million manuscripts. The regeneration plan for the Porta Volta area includes gardens with places for socializing, as well as cycling and walking paths as an extension of the avenues – in line with the essential nature of the project but on a scale that matches the architectural structures that typify Milan’s historic landscape – from the Ospedale Maggiore to the Rotonda della Besana, from the Lazzaretto to the Castello Sforzesco. Along the Mura Spagnole, the walls that once defined the city limits, and on along the Bastioni that marked the subsequent extension. It recalls and quotes the city’s footprint along with the incessant need for expansion. Constantly redesigning Milan’s contemporary public space to meet the demands of its inhabitants.