Parco Franco Verga has a piazza with a café kiosk situated at each of the three main entrances. The design philosophy used in the broader context of the park has been applied to the design of each piazza. The geology of the region produces spring lines where water bursts from the ground unexpectedly. This idea has been used to develop a relationship of paving and water features in the piazzas.
Piazza Est is located at the eastern extremity of the raised earth walkway. A series of canals and earth modelling within the park are visible when looking down over the landscape. A concrete cube kiosk with roof-top seating, a stainless steel pergola and wave seats overlook a water splash feature.
Location of park : via Eritrea / via Palizzi, Certosa, North West Milan
Landscape Architect : Armstrong Bell Landscape Design
Architect for kiosks : Curzi & Sala
Engineers : Arup
Client : Comune di Milano
Construction time : Phase 1 (northern area) completed 2006, Phase 2 (southern area) completed 2012