The masterplan of Agora Solari takes the form of four individual buildings, all with different functions, but working together as part of a larger synergetic system. The architecture of the buildings tries to encompass principles followed by Milanese architecture. For this reason, the buildings are designed on the exact boundaries of each site, and courtyard forms are subtracted to maximise the penetration of natural light. Solar orientation and anticipated use of each space further carved each block into a sculptural form, promoting the maximum use of natural light, air and views in and around each building.The aim was to create modern architecture that follows the rules of its surroundings. Looking at the masterplan as a whole, the four buildings try to establish a new courtyard between them, a public piazza that links all spaces and occupations with each other, and allows for interaction and socialising of visitors and occupants.
The biomimetic approach to this project was to attempt to create a new part of a forest within one that has already been established; an architectural forest.Light affects the form of each space, its growth and light use, and its alteration/adaptation over time as the space grows. This was important in the design process. The buildings have pergolas and verandas to give the impression of a structure that will change in time, a structure that could host more enclosures or could host more open spaces. They are clad with a material that weathers with time so that the façade of each building will be in an ever-changing process, exactly due to its natural environment and surroundings.