Argentine architect Cesar Pelli designed piazza Piazza Gae Aulenti that was dedicated to him during the inauguration on 8 December. The round square has a diameter of 100 m, 6 m above the ground level, and it is part of the Porta Nuova rehabilitation project of Centro Direzionale district. You can reach the square from a pedestrian path going from Via Gaetano de Castillia to Via Don Luigi Sturzo, from Porta Garibaldi station or Via Gaspare Rosales, Via Francesco Viganò and Via Vincenzo Capelli.
In 2012 a pedestrian-only bridge was built in order to connect Piazza Gae Aulenti with Corso Como. Besides, the square hosts shops, an Esselunga Megastore, famous brands’ shops and many franchisings. In the middle of the square there’s an infinity-edge fountain with multi-colour lights and there’s a suggestive view of Milan’s skyline made up of Torre Diamante, Grattacielo Pirelli, Palazzo della Giunta Regionale Lombarda, and other new skyscrapers that are part of the Porta Nuova Project. Since Piazza Gae Aulenti is a renowned meeting point for Milanese, on the occasion of special events stands and decorations are set up.