Residence Padova 36 is accommodation managed by the cooperative La Cordata. It is part of the Padova 36 project and offers different housing solutions to the public, 6 single rooms and 8 doubles over two floors with lift access.
There is a lounge area on each floor with a hot drinks vending machine, a fully equipped communal kitchen, and a laundry room with washing machine. All rooms have Wi-fi or cable internet connection. Rooms are provided with bed linen and towels. Bathrooms are shared.
Despite its central location, Residence Padova 36 is a quiet peaceful place: all rooms overlook the central courtyard or garden. There is a reception on Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 7 p.m. Guests can come and go as they please day and night with no curfew.
ViaPadova36 is a social housing project in a redeveloped period residential building situated in the heart of the Via Padova district in Milan. It comprises the residence managed by La Cordata and apartments with social rental rates. Some of the units have been allocated to specially selected and trained families who participate actively in the project, acting as a point of reference, interacting with and meeting with the residents in ViaPadova36.
ViaPadova36 is a place where there are social, commercial and cultural initiatives for the benefit of residents, a space that is open to the neighbourhood and the city, where diversity is seen as a resource to facilitate social cohesion and. The project promotes a new model of social enterprise with an emphasis on integrated, coordinated and shared management of the entire building through the involvement of various players, families and individuals. One such initiative is the shop Share – Second Hand Reuse, located in Via Padova 36, where it is possible to buy high quality second hand clothes for as little as 1 euro.
Since the end of 2013, ASM – Abitare Sociale Metropolitano a limited social enterprise (set up by Consorzio Sistema Imprese Sociali-SIS, Consorzio Farsi Prossimo, Cooperativa sociale Chico Mendes onlus, Cooperativa sociale La Strada onlus), is the social administrator of the initiative.