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Palazzo INA: fifties architecture in Milan

Last updated on November 15, 2016

Palazzo Ina is a massive building along corso Sempione one the largest streets of the city.

It was built between 1953 and 1958 by the Istituto Nazionale delle Assicurazioni (INA – National Institute of Insurances).

Palazzo INA is a 19 storey building for a total hight of 64 meters. It was supposed to be both a residental and commercial building when it was designed by architect Piero Bottoni.

In the initial project the tenth floor of the Palazzo INA was supposed to be a sort of recreational space with a winter garden and a playroom for kids, but the investors were not willing to decrease the number of apartaments to be put on the market.

Nowadays on each floor there are eight apartments and four sets of stairs and elevators.

Each apartment features a loggia overlooking the courtyard and a south-east view towards the Sforza Castle and the Arch of Peace.

If you happen to be in this area of the city make sure to take a walk along Corso Sempione to visit Palazzo Ina.

The lobby of the building features an impressive decoration made with mosaic tiles in an astonishing set of colors.

To get there catch the purple line of the underground services and get off at Domodossola station.

Once there make a right on Corso Sempione and you will see Palazzo INA, you can’t miss it!

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