Brera Design District

Take off your shoes and walk on trees!

To move to net zero, the future of construction will be based on circular economy principles and the innovative use of biomaterials that are renewable and sequester carbon from the atmosphere.

KÝKLOSDÉNDRON (tree cycle) is a room within a room that offers an unexpected vantage point.

Designed by Boito Sarno Architects, this installation is entirely made of wood and cork showing the potential of rediscovering traditional materials in a modern idiom. The installation has a tactile element, with visitors invited to walk barefoot on a cork ‘pebbles’ walkway. Cleverly engineered with standardised modules that can be easily assembled and disassembled, it does not use any metal elements.

Studio Tetti Stalletti provided the timber frame which makes use of traditional Japanese woodworking techniques but using highly technological CNC machinery and CAD to optimise cutting and minimise waste, using engineered timber elements.

Tecnosugheri provided the cork panels which are produced without any added chemicals. These have very good acoustic and thermal properties and regulate moisture, making an ideal insulating materials. 

Activities schedule

June 6
10:00 — 21:00 Exhibition
June 7
10:00 — 21:00 Exhibition
June 8
10:00 — 21:00 Exhibition
June 9
10:00 — 21:00 Exhibition
June 10
10:00 — 21:00 Exhibition
June 11
10:00 — 21:00 Exhibition
June 12
10:00 — 21:00 Exhibition

Attention, please! The access to the places indicated in the map is managed and regulated by each individual brand by the existing rules.
Brera Design District and Studiolabo are thus not responsible for the management of people flow and access to any of those places.

& companies

Boito Sarno Architects

Boito Sarno Architects is a London & Milan based practice that champions sustainability, re-use and a radical approach to design, by making extensive use of structural timber, natural/recycled materials and drastically reducing the use of high carbon and polluting materials.

Studio Tetti Stalletti

We are the fifth generation of craftsmen specialized in the construction of wooden roofs and covers. Every project undertaken respects both the materials and Nature as well as reliability and resistance of the structures. Everything is made to meet individual requirements.


Tecnosugheri is an Italian importer of the Portuguese company Amorim Cork Insulation, a manufacturer of CORKPAN expanded cork for thermal-acoustic insulation, the only certified for green building and also available for face-to-face outdoor coatings without plaster.



via Solferino, 11 - Milano

Access rules

invitation only - contact us - please wear a face mask