The customer for the project of this cultural center was the public organization Amnesty International. It embodies the architects' idea of a public building of the future: it combines the functions of a leisure and educational institution, a place of meetings and creativity, an administrative center and a theater.
The House of Human Rights should become a place for discussion and popularization of this complex of ethical concepts and enter into a network of similar Italian and European centers.
The Wilkinson Air project includes an information technology research center, showrooms, auditorium, convention center, offices, shop and café. The House will host art exhibitions, lectures, symposia, educational programs for schoolchildren and students.
Several entrances splitting the curved façade of the building will lead into the main lobby, to a central ramp that spirals through the entire building. The motif of the tree, reflected in many elements of the project, was created using the mathematical Fibonacci sequence. Despite its innovativeness, the project is formally discreet enough to blend in with the historical fabric of Milan.
For its construction, a plot of 5000 sq. m.