The proposal to redevelop the grounds of Piazza della Scala starts from the intention to rethink the large urban space in a contemporary perspective. The intervention aims to increase the pedestrian usability of the square in connection with the system of surrounding public spaces, and to give centrality to the buildings that overlook it, enhancing their public and representative functions, in continuity with the Italian tradition of the square as a monument. The project for Piazza della Scala shuns the search for a “strong” and immediate image, concentrating on welcoming and enhancing the elements that characterize the urban space through a precise design of the floors and the use of materials and characteristic elements of the Milanese squares and Lombardy. The new arrangement of the ground transcends the limits imposed by the road system and embraces the integrity of the reservoir of the square in a new overall system where the protagonists of the composition become the buildings with their public character. This will emerges through the design of four squares in the square, urban extensions of factories and new social and aggregation supports where the use, condensed in the design of four ‘nuclei’ of stone seats within the areas described, becomes the character founding and qualifying of the public space, as well as in the classical sense. The pedestrian dimension of the square is extended to include the galleries of Italy, guaranteeing qualified access to the important artistic heritage preserved. The new pedestrian approach of the project extends to include largo Raffaele Mattioli, qualifying it as a valuable urban place and a link between the system of public spaces made up of Piazza della Scala, Piazza San Fedele and Piazza Belgiojoso.