In this week's edition of Mission of the Week, we take you strip-clubbing.
Place: Italy, Milan
Location: Piero Bottoni multi-functional building, Corso Buenos Aires, 36
Title: Ba-da Boom, Ba-Da Bing
Date: every week-end from 15:30 to 18:00 and from 1:00 to 4:00
Q: How to redevelop the strip clubs?
After the war, modernist architect and Italian Rationalist Piero Bottoni, designed a multifunctional building in Milan’s major commercial district, Corso Buenos Aires. During the reconstruction of the country, this innovative building not only changed the street, but transformed the district. Finished in the 1950s, the building, now after more than half century, has become sexy, seedy, and downright decadent.
The basement hosts strip clubs where the cinema used to be. One is an historic Milanese joint once based in downtown called “Il Teatrino” where porno superstars of the 80s (like Cicciolina and Moana Pozzi) shook their moneymakers. The second “Lily la Tigresse,” though masquerading as a nightclub, is a little more of an indefinable space. Explore the possibility of a compromise between the seedier elements and the locals’ hopes for gentrification.
Posted by Check In Architecture at Thursday, May 08, 2008