Conference Venue

The conference will take place at Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy.
Conference room in Building 13 Trifoglio , Via Bonardi, 9, 20133, Milano (MI)

Politecnico di Milano

Founded in 1863, Polimi is the largest school of Architecture, Design and Engineering in Italy, with 3 main campuses located in Milan, and 5 campuses based around the Lombardy region, one of the most industrialized areas of Europe.Strategic research is carried out mainly in the fields of computer science, energy, transport, design, mathematics, natural and applied sciences, cultural heritage, with more than 250 laboratories.

How to reach the conference room

From Airport

Malpensa Airport

Take the train XP1 of the underground railway, towards Milano Cadorna station. Take Line 2 of the underground railway (MM2 green line) towards Abbiategrasso as far as PIOLA station (first stop). Continue on foot, taking the left-hand exit from Piola station; take the first street on the left (via Compagni) and then the second on the right (via Ampère). There you will find the entrance to the School of Architecture on the left.

Linate Airport

Take the bus number 73 towards Duomo and stop in V.le Campania V.le Corsica (6 stops). Continue on foot (see Fig. 1), taking the bus number 91 towards Lotto (Fieramilanocity) and stop in V.le Romagna P.le Piola m2 (6 stops). Continue on foot as shown in the figure 2.

Figure 1

Figure 2

Orio al Serio Airport

From the airport, take the Orioshuttle bus towards Milano centrale railway station. From there, take Line 2 of the underground railway (MM2 green line), towards Cologno Nord / Gessate as far as PIOLA station (third stop). Continue on foot, taking the left-hand exit from Piola station; take the first street on the left (via Compagni) and then the second on the right (via Ampère). At the end of via Ampère, turn left and continue along via Bonardi; at the traffic light, turn left into via Ponzio. You will find the entrance to the Politecnico on the left.

From Subway

Piola Station (MM2 green line)

On foot, take the left-hand exit from Piola underground railway station (see Fig. 3); take the first street on the left (via Compagni) and then the second on the right (via Ampère). There you will find the entrance to the School of Architecture on the left (see Fig. 4).

Figure 3

Figure 4

Milano Cadorna Station

Take Line 2 of the underground railway (MM2 green line), towards Cologno Nord / Gessate as far as PIOLA station (eighth stop). Continue on foot, taking the left-hand exit from Piola station; take the first street on the left (via Compagni) and then the second on the right (via Ampère). There you will find the entrance to the School of Architecture on the left.

 

Milano Centrale Station

Take Line 2 of the underground railway (MM2 green line), towards Cologno Nord / Gessate as far as PIOLA station (third stop). Continue on foot, taking the left-hand exit from Piola station; take the first street on the left (via Compagni) and then the second on the right (via Ampère). At the end of via Ampère, turn left and continue along via Bonardi; at the traffic light, turn left into via Ponzio. You will find the entrance to the Politecnico on the left.

 

Milano Lambrate Station

Take Line 2 of the underground railway (MM2 green line) towards Abbiategrasso as far as PIOLA station (first stop). Continue on foot, taking the left-hand exit from Piola station; take the first street on the left (via Compagni) and then the second on the right (via Ampère). There you will find the entrance to the School of Architecture on the left.

 

Tourist information

With a population of about 1.3 million, Milan, the capital of Lombardy, is located in the Po Valley, not far from the Alps with the great lakes (Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano) to the North. Milan is considered the Italian economic and finance center, with the headquarters of the Stock Exchange and of many of the most important industrial and financial businesses of the Country. It is also the Italian symbol of fashion and design: it hosts many of the main Italian fashion maisons and international design fairs, such as “Settimana della Moda” (Milan Fashion Week) and the “Salone Internazionale del Mobile” (Milan Furniture Fair).

Milan hosts the “Teatro alla Scala”, considered the temple of lyrics all over the world, and several prose theatres such as the “Piccolo Teatro” founded by Giorgio Strehler. In Milan are located the headquarters of the main daily newspapers (Il Corriere della Sera, Il Sole 24 Ore) and many of the main Italian publishers (Mondadori, Feltrinelli, Garzanti, Rizzoli). The city offers to visitors the possibility to admire a wide range of monuments, museums and buildings reflecting the vestiges of history and culture left by many people who lived here.

Milan hosted the non-commercial Universal Exposition in 2015. Expo2015, whose theme was “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, featured more than 150 countries with about 20 million visitors and 5000 events. Not only an exhibition, but also a process of active participation among a large number of players around technology, innovation, culture, traditions and creativity and how they relate to food and diet. The success of Expo2015 lies in the huge variety of aromas, flavors and habits that have delighted visitors, along with the moving show offered by the Tree of Life.

The Comune of Milano offers a special website dedicated to tourism and cultural events in the city: www.turismo.milano.it. From this website you can download a complete tourist guide to the city available in different languages.