La Scala and the architecture

The dialogue between historical structure and new infrastructures shows the complexity but also the richness of this european city.
Mario Botta

Since its construction, La Scala reflected the city of Milan and its tranformations. Built in solid stone after the fire of the Court Theatre, Giuseppe Piermarini’s building welcomed a constant evolving society and his works shows all its progresses: Piermarini modified garments and furnitures, and conducted structural interventions to build a cutting edge stage. The most recent renovation was lead by the famous architect Mario Botta. His new project and the one of the building located in Verdi Street are the proof of La Scala and Milano’s ability to re think themselves in order to meet new urbanist, artistic and logistic expectations without loosing their historical and renowned identity.