Istituto Marangoni


The prestigious Marangoni Institute commissioned NCB to design and supervise the new headquarter placed in 3, San Babila Square, destined to Master and One Year Intensive classes.

This represented a special opportunity for NCB to deal with the iconic Palazzo del Toro building, erected between 1935 and 1939 and designed by Emilio Lancia on the foundations of the historical Casa Mozzanica and Galleria De Cristoforis; the architecture matches Rationalism and Noucentisme typical elements together with monumental punctuations, although mitigated by a structured composing language in order to give a consistent answer to the opening system facing the main square and the lateral streets.

The interiors have been designed together with Interior Manager group design and the Menagement with the aim of satisfying educational and administration functional needs, maximizing the technical and distributive arrangement in accordance with pre-existences and Superintendence constraints, considering that the building is protected by the Board. Finishes, materials and nuances follow the Marangoni brand identity traits which become very flexible because of the potential reorganizations of teaching spaces and ateliers.