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Cascina Merlata Social Housing / B22

03:00 - 21 October, 2016
Cascina Merlata Social Housing / B22, © Filippo Romano
© Filippo Romano

© Filippo Romano © Filippo Romano © Filippo Romano © Filippo Romano +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Pier Paolo Pasolini, 2, 20151 Milano MI, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Stefano Tropea
  • Area

    7900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Bésame Mucho Milan / Ricardo Casas Design

15:00 - 20 October, 2016
Bésame Mucho Milan / Ricardo Casas Design, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Viale della Liberazione, 15, 20124 Milano, Italy
  • Design Team

    Ricardo Casas, Leonel Terres, Victor Miranda, Derek Salgado, Irene Luviano
  • Area

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Call for Entries: Experiential Beer Garden

07:00 - 17 October, 2016
Call for Entries: Experiential Beer Garden, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

Beer has always been a part of human history, from Ancient Egypt (where wages were paid in beer) to Ireland (where beer was the gods’ nectar of immortality), to name but a few examples. Drinking a glass of beer does not simply mean drinking a beverage, but interacting with a millennium-old history, made of legends, religious beliefs and wisdom. It is a tradition that has been going on since time immemorial, that has come down to us through the work of the monasteries and that has now become an industry in its own right.

Generazione: a Call From Rome

14:02 - 13 October, 2016
Generazione: a Call From Rome, Generazione: a call from Rome, credit by Alessio Agresta, Jacopo Costanzo, WAR.
Generazione: a call from Rome, credit by Alessio Agresta, Jacopo Costanzo, WAR.

The series will start next Friday, and the lectures will be every month up to June 2017 in Rome, at Casa dell’Architettura.
The participants - all born in the Eighties - will be paired in couples, in order to obtain an interesting dialogue in each and every meeting.

OBR with Michel Desvigne Wins Competition to Design New Central Park in Prato, Italy

16:20 - 12 October, 2016
OBR with Michel Desvigne Wins Competition to Design New Central Park in Prato, Italy, © OBR Paolo Brescia and Tommaso Principi with Michel Desvigne Paysagiste
© OBR Paolo Brescia and Tommaso Principi with Michel Desvigne Paysagiste

OBR Paolo Brescia and Tommaso Principi and Michel Desvigne Paysagiste have been announced of the winners of first prize in the international competition to design the new Parco Centrale (Central Park) in Prato, Italy.

The 230-team competition asked architects to design a new 3-hectare urban park in Prato’s historical city center on the site of the former city hospital, within the perimeter of the city walls. The project is intended to meet the needs of a contemporary city while driving socio-economic development of the city center through “enhancements to its touristic vocation, sustainability and accessibility.”

The jury, chaired by architect Bernard Tschumi, unanimously selected the winning proposal for “its ability to offer to the city of Prato an original, innovative and practical solution.” Commented Tschumi on the design, “The project is remarkable in the way it understands and celebrates the history of Prato and of its medieval walls. At the same time, it looks to the future and to the development of the city and its diverse population.”

The jury also released the full rankings of the 10 finalist teams. Learn about the winning design and see the entries from all 10 of the finalists, after the break.

Step into this Digitally Reconstructed House from Ancient Pompeii

14:20 - 12 October, 2016

Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have digitally reconstructed a house in Pompeii to envision what life in the city would have looked like before the destructive eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The large house, thought to have belonged to a wealthy banker named Caecilius Iucundus, is among the first 3D models created by the research team to document and preserve the city. The team has now released video material of their work, showing their creation of a 3D model of an entire block of houses.

Aerial Futures: Grounded Visions for the Airport Terminal of Tomorrow

09:30 - 11 October, 2016
Aerial Futures: Grounded Visions for the Airport Terminal of Tomorrow, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

The Aerial Futures symposium explores the current state of airport design and the future of this rapidly evolving architectural typology. The symposium brings thinkers and practitioners to Venice for two days, and is open to the general public.

"Branding Islands Making Nations" Case Study Competition at La Biennale di Venezia

13:30 - 10 October, 2016
"Branding Islands Making Nations" Case Study Competition at La Biennale di Venezia, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

Part of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016’s Collateral Events, Branding Islands Making Nations: On Intangible Assets and Value Propositions in Spatial Practice is a public program and case study competition, drawing attention to the application of political power in spatial practice. Intended to open the discourse on added value in design, Branding Islands Making Nations expands upon the 15th International Architecture Exhibition’s call to arms by inviting an extended field of spatial practitioners to Venice. Consultants and communication designers, marketing and advertising experts will gather to speculate on the role of branding in the making of a place.

QUID Vicolo Luna / Lillo Giglia Architecture

12:00 - 9 October, 2016
QUID Vicolo Luna / Lillo Giglia Architecture, © Salvatore & Lillo Giglia
© Salvatore & Lillo Giglia

© Salvatore & Lillo Giglia © Salvatore & Lillo Giglia © Salvatore & Lillo Giglia © Salvatore & Lillo Giglia +35

Watch BIG & MVRDV Explain Their Finalist Proposals for the San Pellegrino Competition

16:00 - 4 October, 2016
Watch BIG & MVRDV Explain Their Finalist Proposals for the San Pellegrino Competition, via San Pellegrino
via San Pellegrino

The competition to design a new flagship factory and bottling plant for San Pellegrino has been narrowed down to two firms: BIG and MVRDV. Searching for a “truly innovative project that not only conveys an artistic vision, but also sets new standards in terms of efficiency and compliancy to environmental sustainability,” the jury committee selected the two final proposals from a 4-firm list which also included designs from Snøhetta and aMDL Michele De Lucchi.

“The judging committee were so impressed by the four proposals that they decided to narrow their selection to a shortlist of two and deliberate further before announcing the winning project early next year,” explained San Pellegrino in a press release.

San Pellegrino also released video proposals of the designs, explained by firm founders Bjarke Ingels and Winy Maas.

Feltrinelli Porta Volta / Herzog & de Meuron

02:00 - 29 September, 2016
Feltrinelli Porta Volta  / Herzog & de Meuron, © Filippo Romano
© Filippo Romano

© Filippo Romano © Filippo Romano © Filippo Romano © Herzon & de Meuron +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Milan, Italy
  • Partners

    Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Stefan Marbach, Andreas Fries (Partner in Charge)
  • Planned Completion

  • Photographs

Call for Entries: Lamborghini Road Monument

05:30 - 26 September, 2016
Call for Entries: Lamborghini Road Monument

  • Cash prizes: 20. 000 € + CONSTRUCTION
  • Subject: open architectural competition
  • Target: Designers, Architects, Students, Professionals
  • Location: Sant’Agata Bolognese (Bologna, Italy)
  • Website: www.youngarchitectscompetitions.com

Blueprint International Ideas Competition

07:30 - 23 September, 2016
Blueprint International Ideas Competition

Blueprint Competition is an international ideas competition for the redevelopment of areas of the former Trade Fair site owned by the City of Genoa and SPIM – the company for valorizing the City’s real estate holdings. From the Renzo Piano Building Workshop’s design to a project for the Genoa waterfront capable of attracting the interest of international investors.

The competition notice and the attachments are available on the website www.blueprintcompetition.it .
The deadline for submissions is 15 December, and the Jury is expected to complete its work by January 31, 2017.

BIG, MVRDV, Snøhetta, aMDL Unveil Proposals for San Pellegrino Bottling Plant Competition

13:05 - 19 September, 2016
BIG, MVRDV, Snøhetta, aMDL Unveil Proposals for San Pellegrino Bottling Plant Competition

BIG, MVRDV, Snøhetta and aMDL have unveiled images of their proposals for the redesign of San Pellegrino flagship factory and bottling plant located at the source of the mineral water in San Pellegrino Terme, Italy.

The competition brief asked architects to renovate and expand the historic home of San Pellegrino, the world’s leading sparkling mineral water company, with a “truly innovative and technologically-advanced design” aimed at integrating into the natural aesthetic of the surrounding terrain, while responding to the iconic identity of the S. Pellegrino brand.

Continue reading to see each proposal along with official descriptions from each firm.

Walk on Water with Space Caviar's Floating Cultural Installation on Italian Lake

12:00 - 18 September, 2016
Walk on Water with Space Caviar's Floating Cultural Installation on Italian Lake, Courtesy of Space Caviar
Courtesy of Space Caviar

Genoa-based studio Space Caviar has recently unveiled Arcipelago di Ocno, an aquatic installation on a lake in Mantova, Italy, which is the 2016 Italian Capital of Culture. Named after the local demigod Ocno, the installation recalls the form of a lotus, a plant with an extensive presence in Mantova’s lakes. 

Acting as an aquatic piazza for the city, the archipelago of floating islands “[extends] Mantova’s urban fabric onto the lakes that surround its historic center,” utilizing modular units to create a venue for Mantova’s cultural activities for years to come.

Courtesy of Space Caviar Courtesy of Space Caviar Courtesy of Space Caviar Courtesy of Space Caviar +18

Ermenegildo Zegna HQ / Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners + Beretta Associati

02:00 - 9 September, 2016
Ermenegildo Zegna HQ / Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners + Beretta Associati, © Leo Torri
© Leo Torri

© Leo Torri © Leo Torri © Leo Torri © Leo Torri +15

5 Emblematic Buildings by Giuseppe Terragni

08:00 - 6 September, 2016
5 Emblematic Buildings by Giuseppe Terragni, © José Tomás Franco
© José Tomás Franco

With a short career of only thirteen years, Italian architect Giuseppe Terragni (1904-1943) left an important legacy of built works that are now used as classic references of modern and rationalist architecture.

We traveled to Como and Milan to visit Terragni's emblematic works that clearly reflect his style. These projects are based on the organized configuration of architectural elements that individually appear clean, pure, and expressive, but together also form a harmonious whole. 

These are: Novocomum, Casa Rustici, Asilo Sant'Elia, Casa Giuliani Frigerio and Casa Lavezzari. 

© José Tomás Franco © José Tomás Franco © José Tomás Franco © José Tomás Franco +58

Villa A / Perathoner Architects

03:00 - 5 September, 2016
Villa A / Perathoner Architects, © Arik Oberrauch
© Arik Oberrauch

© Arik Oberrauch © Arik Oberrauch © Arik Oberrauch © Arik Oberrauch +12