On 13 March 2017, Human Technopole and Arexpo SpA, owner of the Expo area, reached an agreement on the Masterplan that fulfilled the requirements of spaces and the prospective growth of the large-scale international research infrastructure.
Human Technopole will be located close to “the tree of life”: three existing buildings – namely Palazzo Italia, US6 and Cardo Nord Ovest (NO) – will be refurbished and two new buildings will be realized ex novo; they will host 7 research centers and 4 facilities.
On 22 December 2017, Arexpo is delivering on time the designated positions of Palazzo Italia that, at the beginning of January 2018, will host the first researchers and technical staff engaged in HT. The complete refurbishment of Palazzo Italia is planned within 2018.
In 2018, Arexpo will start the refurbishment of the US6, the building designated to the Imaging Facility #F2 and the laboratories.
The activities around Cardo NO building will also start to provide the infrastructures that will support the research centers: the Central Genomics Facility #F1 and the Common Shared Services Facility #F4.
The project development of new bespoke buildings (green box and light blue box) hosting laboratories and specialized activities will start within April 2018.
In 2023, HT will be operational involving 1500 employees.