In the course of building works for the new Porta Garibaldi in Milan, a concrete water tower was erected in the early 1960s. Nowadays, Arcobaleno Tower ceramic restoration has become a benchmark in the skyline which welcomes the visitors, showing the creative attitude of the city.
The first renovation of the infrastructure, which refers to the artisanal origins of the Italian ceramics industry, took place within the framework of the 1990 World Cup. Therefore, 100,000 ceramic tiles in 14 different colours transformed the ruined building into a symbol of the city. After that, coinciding with Expo 2015, restoration work was again carried out so that the building could shine in all its splendour.
The Original Designers 6R5 Network were responsible for both the design of the intervention in the 1990s and its recent refurbishment. Moreover, the Arcobaleno Tower ceramic restoration is part of the Wonderline project, which links art and architecture through themes such as color and tradition.