The Bovisa Campus was opened to students in 1994 when courses started in the area previously occupied by the ex Ceretti and Tanfani engineering works. The regeneration plans for the area aimed to respect and enhance the architectural characteristics of the historical buildings and the general characteristics of a production plant, while seeking compatibility between the preserved and restored parts, and the new university buildings. The historical buildings are now occupied by lecture rooms, offices, the library and the porter’s lodge. More in detail, the “Palazzina Uffici” or office building opening onto via Durando, with its restored industrial architecture, now houses the Rector’s offices.
At the heart of the campus lies “Edificio N” housing the lecture halls, seminar rooms and teaching laboratories of the Design School, and easily distinguishable in yellow and grey with a glass façade. The large new building known as “PK”, distinctive in its campus colours of yellow, red and blue, has 7 floors, 4 of which above ground, and houses teaching facilities and support services, and the Library.