The concierge has always been the formal and informal reference point of the communities of inhabitants. Crossroads of information, a certain arrival of condominiums in search of orientation, but also simple but essential services (from the change of light bulbs to the reception of artisans).
BASE’s Portineria runs as an information and service hub for the former Ansaldo area and for residents and workers in the area.
It will be the place of coordination and dissemination of information related to all the activities that take place in the former Ansaldo (Laboratori della Scala, Mudec, BASE Milano, casaBASE, workshopBASE, burò, CariploFactory and the new laboratories of the company Colla), but also of the main events and places of social and cultural innovation of the city.
Proximity services will be activated for workers and residents, to respond to simple problems that complicate life: the reception of packages, the care of plants and pets, the withdrawal of the laundry.
Designed in collaboration with the Interior Design Master students of the Politecnico di Milano led by Prof. Davide Fassi, the space maintains a typically Milanese flavor, with some Middle and North-European accent, regions of choice for the forms of collaborative living.
BASIC PORTINERIA’s SERVICES
La Portineria will guide visitors between the different buildings and between the different activities of the cultural programming of BASE, Mudec, Laboratories of La Scala Theater and MUTEF-Teatro dei Colla. In addition to being a landing point, the porter is also a modern storyteller: with a brief stop in the porter’s lodge you can discover ancient lustres of the industrial age and the history of regeneration from factory to cultural pole of the former Ansaldo.
Essential concierge services
La Portineria will provide parcel and correspondence reception services, key deposit, delivery address and temporary storage of small items.
Good neighborhood services
The Concierge will connect citizens, especially the neighborhood, creating trust, circularity, sociability and help to solve small domestic problems. In particular, it will be possible to exchange DIY services, IT consultancy, domestic services, heavy services, visits and small domestic help, services in the absence, bill payments, expenses for the elderly, repetitions.
Library of Things
From the exchange of books to the exchange of objects. The “Library of Things” service provides for the loan of objects (garden tools, toolbox, sewing machine, small appliances, tools, games) for 1-2 weeks or 1 month. The service is accessed through the provision of at least one object in good condition. In the case of loan of valuables, a deposit is required.
Itineraries to discover the neighborhood
From the Portineria will start the cultural itineraries curated by MuseoLab6 to discover the spaces of the industrial archeology CGE – Ansaldo and the hidden places of the Solari District Tortona, to understand the dynamics that have transformed the district from industrial and industrial pole to place of production of culture and creativity. Not only the former industrial buildings but also the places of today’s “doing” will be explored: craftsmanship, business, innovation and culture.
Short supply chain market
In the Portineria a small neighborhood market is activated. Producers and consumers are brought into contact. Every week the producers will sell their products online, directly to the former Ansaldo workers, the nearby companies and the inhabitants of the neighborhood. The distribution of the products takes place at concierge, in the time slot and on the established day.