OXA Impresa Sociale is the special purpose company established by the Temporary Business Association (Accapiù Srl, Arci Milano, Avanzi Srl, Esterni, Make a Cube Srl) for the realization of the BASE project inside the “ex Ansaldo” properties in via Tortona in Milan under concession by the Municipality of Milan. BASE is an innovation and cultural contamination project among Art, Creativity, Business, Technology and Welfare whose activities concern a very wide range of themes involving all creative and cultural industries, social innovation, collaborative economy , green, digital, agri-food sectors and forms of innovation that can cross and qualify even very traditional sectors of the economy. The events and activities hosted at BASE are often free of charge or at limited rates, with the aim of ensuring maximum diffusion of the topics covered.
Inside the building, almost 12,000 square meters (6,000 of which are being released in 2018) on 4 floors, OXA offers spaces of different sizes (for conferences, meetings, seminars, exhibitions and fairs, concerts); residences and artist workshops and temporary residential services; workstations; training and orientation initiatives; incubation programs for start-ups; restaurant and cafeteria services. A laboratory on music and one on digital manufacturing and crafts are in the start-up phase.