The Milano Bovisa Campus arises on the site of the former gasometer of Bovisa, a neighbourhood north of Milan. The campus has been substantially expanded as the result of an international competition, which was announced in 1998 by Politecnico di Milano in collaboration with other local entities (Municipality and Region) and which has brought about a general renewal of the zone.
The Milano Bovisa campus is subdivided into two campuses: one on via Durando, which hosts the Schools of Architecture and Design and one on via La Masa, which hosts the School of Industrial Engineering. The two campuses also host important research structures.
There are, in particular, at Durando Campus the architectural design and planning laboratories and the Laboratory for Safety in Transportation (LAST). At La Masa Campus the Wind Tunnel and the research laboratories in the aerospatial, mechanical and energy sectors.