Milan, 3rd December 2021 – The Christmas atmosphere surrounds Portanuova to share a future-oriented message of positivity. Thanks to COIMA, here the city will live initiatives and see special installations, starting from the lighting: multiple shades of green will light up the top of all Portanuova towers, the façades of buildings, the fountains and all the most iconic places of the area.
A symbolic act that, throughout the light and color that has always represented armony, nature and hope, intends to celebrate sustainability as main value, since ever embodied by Portanuova, that will increasingly be its key element: the neighborhood, with 28 LEED certified buildings and other 5 undergoing certification, and a diversified program of over 200 events and cultural activities per year, started the process to become the first neighborhood in the world to be certified LEED e WELL for Community.
The whole Portanuova will glow every weekend starting on Saturday December 4th up to Saturday January 8th. On Tuesday December 7th – festive day for the city of Milan that celebrates its Patron – there will be the lighting of the Christmas tree located at the center of Gae Aulenti square, in front of the dancing fountain: an 11 meters high artistic installation, made of sleds of snow embraced by green light and a multicolor beating “heart”. All around there will be the Christmas Market, composed by little houses with a selection of gastronomic products and handicrafts, next to which a temporary desk by Gorillas will offer free gift wrapping.
For a true Christmas atmosphere, the ice skating cannot miss: during winter season Portanuova Ice Skating, inspired to mountain villages, will be the point of reference for young and old that will be able to enjoy this funny experience at the heart of the city’s most sustainable neighborhood.
This year the rink will be flanked by House of Milka, a refuge dedicated to the most greedy ones, where to taste the famous chocolate. For the fun of little ones, from 15th to 23rd December, ‘The electric way’ Be-Charge by ENI will promote sustainable mobility giving kids the chance to try to drive electric mini cars along a circuit specifically built for Portanuova. The complete schedule of Portanuova activities will be available on www.portanuova.com
BAM – Biblioteca degli Alberi Milano, a project by Riccardo Catella Foundation, aims to animate the spaces of the Park and Gae Aulenti square throughout a rich schedule of weekly moments, free and open to all. Every weekend artistic and music performances will be proposed, workshops and meetings that will accompany the Milanese towards Christmas. Among these, cannot miss – on 23 December – the Christmas Concert with The Gospel Brothers & The Voice of Worship, for the first time in Italy. All the appointments of BAM’s cultual program are free and upon registration. Info and bookings on www.bam.milano.it