A new space for social inclusion in Milan


In the heart of Isola, an area of Milan known for its dynamism and cultural liveliness, Epicentro is born, a new service of the Cooperativa Sociale Diapason, active for over 30 years in the social network of Milan and Brianza.

Epicentro acts as a meeting place for the neighbourhood, offering a space where children, adolescents, young people and families can find a listening ear, develop skills and create new bonds. 
Created with the aim of promoting connection between people and the neighbourhood, Epicentro emerges as an example of transformation and enhancement of urban space. Indeed, Isola represents an area of Milan characterised by a strong contrast between the liveliness of its social fabric and the difficulties linked to the degradation of some of its spaces: the ideal place for an initiative that aims to reconnect, include and enhance diversity.


Epicentro is located in Via Volturno, in a council-owned premises within a social housing context, which we have completely renovated. Our intervention has transformed the existing old premises into a welcoming and stimulating space, demonstrating how care and beauty are effective tools for education and inclusion.

A fundamental role in conveying Epicentro's identity and values was also played by 150UP's graphic communication project, which devised an innovative and appealing visual language.



Vudafieri-Saverino Partners, Claudio Saverino e Tiziano Vudafieri

Paolo Valentini