1910 was an important year for the city of Milan when a massive international flight contest took place in the Taliedo area; it was called “Circuito Aereo Internazionale”. The desire of creating an articulated structure that would also include a seaplane base directed the selection of this area of the city, rich with canals and swamps. The structure was called Aerodromo d’Italia. Its quadrilateral perimeter extended between Via Mecenate, Viale Ungheria, Via Salomone and the Strada Paullese. Due to its extension many farmhouses had been demolished except the Cascina Taliedo, preserved since it was Alessandro Manzoni’s favourite destination for hikes out of the city center.
The event was a massive success. Over a hundred thousand paying people showed up to admire the flight evolutions and competitions. The area was specially equipped with all sort of services, from grandstands to bars and even a tram line. This is when the destiny and the vocation of the area were marked by the flight and events that will define the intended use of the main architectures until present time. The two World Wars and the establishment of Officine Caproni determined the increase of the construction of iron and concrete hangars along both sides of Via Mecenate towards the Cascina Monlue’.
Between the two wars the Aerodromo kept its activities hosting shows that promoted Milan as a prestigious exhibition center in the European scene, amongst all the one dedicated to aeronautics in 1919. With the end of WWII started the decline of Officine Caproni that lead to the desertion of the area until the 60s when the residential development gave birth to what is known today as quartiere Forlanini.
In the 90s the hangars dedicated to the assembly lines of the renowned and futuristic biplane and triplane bombers found a new life thanks to the recovery of the industrial archeology. The new intended use maintained the grandiosity and spatiality of the original constructions.
Founded in 1995, the East End Studios contributed massively to the recovery and the urban redevelopment of the area that since then is proposed to be one of the most prominent for tv production and large and medium events.
We have a wide range of furnishings that we can provide on request (…..)
We have a wide range of furnishings that we can provide on request for your event. Basic elements and innovative solutions, along with over 10 years of experience in the field, allows us to provide professional and fast service.
A technical and dedicated staff: creativity and professionalism (…..)
A technical and dedicated staff: creativity and professionalism at your service. We produce customised installations and set designs of any kind and dimension. Fairs or workshops, show cases or fashion shows, gala dinners or convention, product launch or exhibitions. The flexibility of our structures allows us to create the perfect match with our client's need. We are also able to provide exhibition design and production services at other locations.
High speed wi-fi networks allow streaming connections (…..)
High speed wi-fi networks allow streaming connections and up to 1000 simultaneous users. Reticular meshes with joints and hooks cover the entire roof of each location for easy hanging of complex technical systems. We provide basic equipment and technical/commercial consultancies in order to offer customised estimates that result in a top quality audio/video/lighting service at an affordable price. At the same time you have the complete freedom to hire your own trusted provider to work in our studios without restrictions.
In case you are looking for a catering service (…)
In case you are looking for a catering service we are happy to recommend several companies we have worked with over the years. The layout of our locations ensures indoor and outdoor areas dedicated to catering services, food preparation and the parking of refrigerated vehicles. On the other hand there are no restrictions or limitations in case you want to work with your own partners or providers of your own trust. Catering services will be able to use a dedicated power line separated from the technical one (audio/video/lighting).
We are able to provide staff support on request (...)
We are able to provide staff support on request (porterage, parking supervision, extra cleaning, hostesses and stewards, security, medical center, fire-fighters) and technical equipment to support your activity: pantographs and mechanical arms, forklifts of various capacities and with extendable fork, with a guaranteed service 24 hours a day. Indoor and outdoor car parks can be reserved up to 500 parking spaces.
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We would be more than happy to assist you in the selection of hotel accommodations (…)
We would be more than happy to assist you in the selection of hotel accommodations in the area (4 stars/3 stars/bed and breakfast) taking advantage of our commercial relationship we have built over the years. Your staff will also be able to enjoy breaks thanks to good quality restaurants, salad bars, pastry service and takeaway cafe surrounding the locations.