The new cultural centre defines the new square Bernardino Luini, which overlooks the lake and accommodates the visitors arriving from the city throughout the old town centre.
The main advantage of his project is the absence of any physical separation between the city’s streets and the building. Like the street and the piazza, the ground floor of LAC was also designed to be accessible to the public. The shape of the section housing the museum, raised up on columns, does not enclose the area in a clearly defined perimeter, but opens it up towards the lake. From the piazza, visitors can choose the direction they wish to take; they can enter LAC to access the museum or the theatre; they can cross the internal courtyards; enter the adjoining park or walk into the city centre.