WORK IT OUT
Recognising Milan’s underrepresented existing network of entrepreneurs and a generational shift in workplace design expectations, ‘Work It Out’ is a start-up incubator and neighbourhood regeneration plan encouraging social integration and local economic growth through knowledge exchange, start-up facilities and digital manufacturing. At the heart of the scheme, a hub of innovation brings together digital manufacturing workshops, co-working and spaces for learning and knowledge exchange to encourage integration, learning and the development of local business potential. Reflecting the program of facilities, the hub is designed with digital manufacturing in mind with the central atrium making use of 3D printing to create a unique central knowledge sharing and circulation core and perforated CNC panels externally expressing the usage of digital manufacturing within architecture.
As a key part of the thesis, the Design Manifesto outlined the intentions and research of the project.