Gallaratese II Housing
Located in the city of Milan, the Gallaratese II housing complex has the capacity to house 2400 inhabitants. Aldo Rossi designed the complex at the 'Gallaratese Quarter II' to be a self-contained village which was even dubbed a 'Palais social' by its tenants. This coordinates with Rossiís philosophy of architecture. His view that the primary sources of all architectural content lie in the school, the hospital and the prison is reflected in the use of primary forms, axial orientation and repetitive elements in the faÁades. Gallaratese II is designed with two apparent axes: north-south and east-west. These indicate the primary circulation routes of the building as well as guiding the relationships between the building and the rest of the quarter (from website University of Colorado Denver).