Committente-Client: Autogrill S.p.a
Il Mercato del Duomo is on four floors covering around 5,000 square metres (of which 3,000 square metres open to the public) and reflecting various stages in the processing of raw
materials and a range of eating experiences, from food in its most simple and natural form to products worked and transformed into recipes, some to be enjoyed quickly, others in a
This vertically arranged experiential path through Il Mercato del Duomo features concepts like Bar Motta, which offers top quality coffee products and croissanterie in an evocative atmosphere blending traditional and modern to perfection; Mercato, the main new development in the new point of sale and run by Compagnia Alimentare, reproducing a traditional urban market with food counters run by local producers and suppliers selected in collaboration with UNISG, where visitors will find excellences from Lombardia, but not only; Bistrot Milano Duomo, the new generation concept opened at Milan’s Stazione Centrale in 2013, whose ample offering (on two floors) promotes Italian regional products and the revival of artisanal techniques, in line with Autogrill’s new catering philosophy; Terrazza Aperol, a trendsetting bar and symbol of the traditional Milanese aperitif; and Spazio, a restaurant-workshop project by Niko Romito Formazione, where young cooks from the Castel di Sangro Training School (L’Aquila) will share with guests the stories, ideas and emotions generated by the invention of new dishes and their preparation. On the same floor there will also be a Wine Bar offering visitors a selection of premium Italian wines and food, so there will be two concepts here, both haute cuisine but accessible to the general public and representing the final stage in the transformation of raw materials. The building also has a Feltrinelli bookshop in the basement.
Autogrill’s project also involved a major personnel training programme enabling Il Mercato del Duomo to introduce new professional roles and trades in line with the establishment’s offering and the Company’s new approach.
As well as being an internationally appealing temple of taste, a showcase of Made in Italy excellence, Autogrill’s Il Mercato del Duomo will also contribute to the development and prestige of Milan thanks to its architectural design, produced in collaboration with Michele De Lucchi, which privileges Mengoni’s original plans. By respecting the Galleria’s identity and at the same time reconciling the complex requirements of large scale catering, Autogrill has restored one of the masterpieces of the city’s architectural heritage. The point of sale also features a sculpture by Adam Lowe that reproduces the roots of a centuries old olive tree, a symbol rich in associations with the Group’s history and values. Combining art and architecture, this solution is a new development in the history of the Galleria and enhances the appeal and cultural resonance of the place.
TIMING FOR COMPLETION:
START WORK: July 2013
END OF WORKS: April 2014
CONTRACT VALUE CONTRACT: € 2,890,000.00
ADDITIONAL AMOUNT OF WORKS AND HOUSING: 0,00 €
TOTAL WORKS € 2,890,000.00
TOTAL AREA OF INTERVENTION
TOTAL: 5,000 SQM